Servest Group has won a four-year contract with The City of London Corporation to provide cleaning services to an array of prestigious buildings and sites.
Under the contract, which is worth £3.8 million a year and has a possible three-year extension, 320 staff will provide a range of services to landmark sites including the Barbican Centre, the Guildhall, Mansion House and Tower Bridge. All staff will be paid the London living wage as a minimum and more in many cases.
The contract, which starts on 1st November, will see Servest service a portfolio of more than 90 properties and sites including schools, public buildings and attractions, investment properties, police buildings and managed offices both in and outside of the Square Mile. The contract also covers open and green spaces including Epping Forest and gives Servest a presence in notable areas including Fleet Street, Leadenhall Market and NewBond Street.
An array of services will be provided including event, office and communal cleaning at venues, managed offices and investment properties, through to specialist cell cleaning at police buildings. Innovative cleaning products that are approved to the highest levels of efficacy and human and environmental safety will be used.
Servest won the contract under a competitive tender process that lasted around a year including prequalification. Price, quality, responsiveness, use of new science and technology and company ethos were important factors in the City of London’s decision.
Pete Collinson, Operations Group Director for the City of London Corporation said, “We wanted a service provider that will bring innovation, flexibility, provide a high standard of service whilst providing good value for money. Servest has met all our requirements and welook forward to a successful relationship.”
Rob Legge, Servest’s CEO said: “This contract with The City of London Corporation will give Servest a footprint across London. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to partner with the City of London to service such a large and prestigious portfolio.
“This contract is testament to Servest’s knowledge and expertise in the industry as well as to our reputation and enthusiasm for delivering innovation and quality.”