Press release

Millions saved on facilities management

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has signed a 4 year total facilities management contract with Interserve group.


The contract, worth around £12 million over its lifetime, has been signed as part of a collaborative procurement process by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), for agencies across the Department for Transport (DfT) including DSA and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).

Interserve will provide services across the DSA estate, which covers 439 properties across Great Britain, including DSA’s headquarters in Nottingham, its training and development centre in Bedfordshire, its administrative centre in Newcastle and 418 driving test centres.

The contract will also cover VOSA’s headquarters and training centre in Bristol and potentially extend to cover other parts of the department.

Rosemary Thew, DSA Chief Executive, said:

Delivering value for money is of paramount importance to DSA and its partner agencies across DfT.

Interserve have shown an innovative approach to delivering more efficient, cost-effective services in this current economic climate which will further increase our savings. We are looking forward to working in partnership with them and our colleagues in VOSA to achieve these benefits.

By buying services through one provider, DfT agencies will reduce costs by over 40% and improve services standards across their estate. Interserve will provide services including maintenance, utilities and waste management, cleaning and security, and help desk, reception and switchboard.

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Published 14 June 2011