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New government facilities management contract to save £4.8 million for taxpayers

Government has awarded a new agreement that will help save £4.8 million on office management services through smarter purchasing.

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The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded the new Facilities Management (FM) Assurance agreement to Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR). The new contract offers a single helpdesk to customers in the public sector to help manage their FM services.

This contract alone is anticipated to save the public sector £4.8 million and complements the new government-wide FM Services agreement launched in July. The agreement enables customers across central government and the wider public sector to access a comprehensive range of FM Services. This includes mechanical and electrical maintenance, mail services, cleaning and security.

Today’s deal adds to the anticipated £200 million facilities management savings for government over the next 4 years. We will achieve this through better buying, combining requirements and the standardising service provision. CCS has appointed a range of suppliers across the FM Services agreement, providing services that meet customer needs at a competitive rate.

John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service said:

This new contract is great news for the taxpayer and for the government bodies that will use it. The new agreement will make substantial savings by providing value for money services that keep our offices and staff safe and supported.

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Published 11 September 2015