Mitie has won a new seven-year contract to deliver maintenance services on the Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) programme for sites across Scotland and Northern Ireland
The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), which has made the award, has the option to extend the contract for a further three years.
The contract is worth up to £646m over seven years, including project and billable works. It builds on Mitie’s commitment to support the British Armed Forces.
Mitie will deliver grounds, reactive and scheduled maintenance services for sites across Scotland and Northern Ireland, from the borders to the Shetland Islands.
The contract covers 4,400 buildings over 91 sites, ranging from historic military locations.
The services include maintenance to ensure a wide range of assets are working safely and efficiently, from ground lights on airfields to critical fuel supplies, through to overseeing the safe storage of munitions and conducting hydrographic surveys to ensure sea ways are clear.
Focus on energy consumption
With DIO committed to making its estate more sustainable, Mitie will start by auditing all 91 sites to collect data on energy consumption and waste generated.
This data will act as a baseline and be used to identify new initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, such as opportunities to install equipment to provide renewable energy or supporting the rollout of electric vehicles.
Through its landscapes services, the Mitie team will also support biodiversity across the estate, including at several sites of scientific interest.
Technology will underpin service delivery, with Mitie setting up a 24/7/365 helpdesk and rolling out its facilities management app, Aria, which allows users on site to contact Mitie colleagues and raise issues, such as a faulty heating system or a leaking roof.
This new contract builds on Mitie’s work supporting the Armed Forces, including providing services at a number of overseas military bases and the UK’s defence training estate.