Transport for London (TfL) has identified savings of £34m by consolidating 50 facilities management contracts into just six.
Five of the six contracts are going to Engie Services, Interserve Facilities Management, Lanes Group and Vinci Construction UK. These suppliers will be responsible for the provision of services and the management of TfL facilities, including fire protection, mechanical and electrical facilities, buildings maintenance, and security and reception services. These go live in June.
A sixth contract, for cleaning services, will be awarded in the summer, TfL said.
The contracts include a commitment for all employees to be paid the London Living Wage as well as the creation of an additional 300 apprenticeship positions throughout the life of the six contracts. As part of the procurement process, all the bidders also had to submit an equality and diversity plan – how they follow through on this will be monitored during the contract term, TfL said.