Article 26 August 2021

We’ve landed a new life systems contract with the Department for Work and Pensions

Our team in Central Government and Defence (CG&D) has won a new life systems contract with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) worth £29 million over 19 months.

At DWP’s 900 sites across the UK, including job centres and offices; we already provide cleaning maintenance and engineering services. We’ll now also be responsible for making sure essential systems like water, fire, lift, and electricals are working okay. We’ll manage a programme of planned maintenance, improvement work and checks to make sure DWP’s equipment meets legal requirements and is working safely.

As part of our Plan Zero commitment, sustainability will be central to the delivery of this contract. With engineers regularly travelling between sites, we’ll start providing colleagues with electric vehicles (EVs) to help cut emissions. We’ll also review equipment to identify any opportunities to reduce energy use and save carbon emissions by changing the settings or upgrading to more energy efficient systems.

Brian Talbot, Managing Director, Central Government and Defence, said:
“We are proud to announce the expansion of our relationship with the Department for Work and Pensions to provide our expertise maintaining critical assets. 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.”