Mitie extends facilities management partnership with Scottish Government

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Mitie has extended its 13-year partnership with the Scottish Government to deliver facilities management services for 70 sites across the country

Mitie has extended its partnership with the Scottish Government with a new seven-year facilities management contract.

The contract, which was awarded following a competitive tender, will see Mitie deliver key services for 70 sites across the country, ranging from offices and research centres through to Marine Scotland’s buildings and the First Minister’s residence.

Mitie will deliver engineering and maintenance, energy management, cleaning, security, grounds maintenance and waste management services.

Sustainability, ecology and technology

Sustainability will be central to the contract, with Mitie working closely with the Scottish Government to design and implement a strategy to help cut carbon emissions across its estate. Mitie will start by auditing all 70 sites to collect data on water and energy consumption and to identify opportunities to make buildings more efficient.

Mitie will then use this data to help the Scottish Government set stretching sustainability targets and implement solutions to help it reach its net zero objective.

As part of the contract, Mitie will also use sensors that remotely monitor building equipment, such as air conditioning and boilers, to ensure it is working correctly and to raise the alarm should anything require maintenance or repair. This will help reduce downtime costs while also cutting carbon emissions from transport by reducing the number of engineer visits to the sites.

The contract will improve the ecology surrounding Scottish Government’s buildings through initiatives, such as planting wildflowers and installing ‘bug hotels’, to encourage pollinators.

Technology will underpin the contract, with Mitie rolling-out Aria, its facilities management app, and Mozaic, its reporting platform. Through Aria, Scottish Government employees will be able to contact Mitie colleagues to raise issues, such as a leaky pipe that needs fixing or a light that needs replacing, directly. Meanwhile, Mozaic will allow site managers to access activity logs, including information on the number of jobs carried out and the time spent on each task, to ensure the Scottish Government is always up to date on the work being done across its estate.

Carlo Alloni, managing director of technical services and integrated facilities management at Mitie, said: “For the past thirteen years, we’ve been delivering key services for the Scottish Government and we’re very proud to see our efforts recognised with this new contract.

“We look forward to implementing our market leading technology and sharing our sustainability expertise to help the Scottish Government fight climate change and achieve its carbon emissions targets for its sites.”

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