Corrigenda Ltd has been awarded 2 local ‘Lots’ to supply the Hard FM services of Mechanical and Electrical by NHS Property Services.
The process involved consolidating over 2,300 individual ‘Hard’ and ‘Soft’ FM contracts. The Hard FM contracts have now been reduced to five, and this was undertaken via an extensive tendering and procurement process.
The FM rationalisation process was designed on a local level, to encourage small and medium sized businesses to take part. The winning bidders were chosen on merit, regardless of scale. The rationalisation of Facilities Management services has never been achieved on this scale before and is set to save approximately 20% from a £200 million outsourcing operation for the NHS.
Dennis Markey, Chief Operating officer at NHS Property Services said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our FM teams and marks a significant cost saving for the NHS. By reducing the number of contractors we employ and setting a standard service specification, this process is driving efficiencies for the NHS, while making it easier to manage and control contracts. It has already saved millions for the taxpayer which will have an immediate impact on the quality of patient care.”
The new contracts will be in place for 3 years with the option of two one-year extensions after that.
Congratulations to everyone who was involved.