Forty seven firms have been awarded places across three value-banded lots with winning bidders including 10 small and medium-sized enterprises, bringing diversity and competition into the market for public sector contracts.
These include the FM arms of Amey, BAM, Bouygues, Graham, Kier, Interserve, Imtech, Mace, Skanska and Vinci.
John Kenny, CCS Deputy Director for Workplace said: “The launch of the FM Marketplace allows the public sector to buy a wide range of facilities management services from the very best suppliers the market has to offer, all at competitive and sustainable prices.”
The deal for the next four years is expected to save public bodies up to 10% on the cost of procuring facilities management services like cleaning, maintenance, security and catering.
It is the first agreement to make use of the Crown Commercial Service’s new, simplified Public Sector Contract, which was designed to make it easier for businesses to apply for Government contracts.
A second ‘phase’ for Workplace Services – code named RM6089 – that includes placement of agreements in security, housing maintenance and defence FM is being developed.