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Kier wins £3m FM contract

Kier has been awarded a five year contract to provide Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) and Reactive Facilities Management (FM) services to approximately 400 council buildings across West Surrey.

The £3m a year contract was awarded after the council tendered its PPM and FM services at the end of last year. Before this Kier had been the incumbent contractor since 2009 for reactive and project work only. However, under the terms of this new contract Kier will be responsible for reactive FM & PPM maintenance for various buildings in the western half of Surrey, such as adult learning centres, fire stations, schools, libraries, youth centres and care homes.

The contract also allows Kier to tender and compete for additional specialist project works. These projects cover a wide range of services including refurbishing plant rooms and boiler equipment, re-vamping council managed & owned building stock, providing electrical services, and working with the council to deliver energy efficiency savings.

In order to resource this work, Kier will mobilise approximately 15 multi-skilled engineers, from combustion and mechanical engineers, to electricians and fire alarm and fabric engineers. Kier’s direct labour force will be backed up by its extensive supply chain network of approved sub-contractors. The work and administrative support for the contract will continue to be delivered from Kier Basingstoke’s Southern Cross office.

Tony Samuels, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Assets and Regeneration Programmes, said: “We drive a hard bargain with all our contractors and aim to ensure they provide high quality services at the very best value for money for Surrey taxpayers. We look forward to continuing our work with Kier.”

Kier contract manager, Barry Day, commented: “Having worked with Surrey County Council since 2009, it is a massive vote of confidence that they have awarded us a new contract for five years, and that they also wish to take greater advantage of the wide range of services Kier is able to offer.

“That Surrey had the faith and confidence in Kier to award a new contract is a great credit to the ability, dedication and attitude of our team of existing engineers and to the Help Desk and administrative team who have built confidence and a strong rapport with the personnel at Surrey County Council. The strong relationships forged over the past three years went a long way to ensuring we retained this flagship contract.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Jack Williams .

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