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Mitie’s New Life Systems Contract with the DWP

27 August 2021 | Updated 02 September 2021
 

Mitie’s Central Government and Defence team has won a new life systems contract with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The contract, worth £29 million over 19 months, was won through a competitive tender.

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Sustainable Maintenance Across the UK Estates

 

At DWP's 900 sites across the UK, including job centres and offices Mitie will be responsible for ensuring essential assets including water, fire, lift, and electrical systems are working efficiently through a programme of planned and remedial maintenance. Mitie will also carry out Statutory Asset Compliance checks to ensure that all of DWP's equipment meets legal requirements and is working safely.

As part of its Plan Zero commitment, Mitie is helping its customers reach net-zero carbon emissions and so sustainability will be central to the delivery of this contract. With engineers regularly travelling between sites, Mitie will begin rolling out electric vehicles (EVs) to its colleagues to help cut emissions. The Mitie team will also consistently review equipment to identify any opportunities to reduce energy use and save carbon emissions by adjusting the settings of equipment or upgrading to more energy-efficient systems.

These new services are in addition to Mitie’s existing contract to providing cleaning, maintenance, and engineering services for DWP at the same sites.

“We are proud to announce the expansion of our relationship with the Department for Work and Pensions to provide our expertise maintaining critical assets," said Brian Talbot, Managing Director of Central Government and Defence at Mitie. "From establishing the use of electric vehicles through to making sure all equipment is running safely and efficiently, we will be helping to ensure the UK’s largest public-sector department keeps its sites running smoothly, while also cutting its carbon emissions.”

 

Picture: a Mitie employee doing on-site maintenance.

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 27 August 2021

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