EMCOR UK Awarded Contract To Provide Total Facilities Management Services For Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Leading facilities management provider EMCOR UK is delighted to announce it has been selected by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to provide total facilities management services across its three locations in Porton Down (Wiltshire), Portsdown West (Hampshire), and Fort Halstead (Kent), UK. Dstl, an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence which ensures that innovative science and technology contribute to the defence and security of the UK, has awarded a five year contract, with two one-year extension options. The contract began on 1 December, 2016.

The contract was awarded under the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Framework, for which EMCOR UK was one of only ten successful companies to qualify in 2015. An important consideration for Dstl was to have a collaborative, safety-focussed supplier with a proven ability to maintain business-critical systems on complex, high security sites in a closely regulated sector.

EMCOR UK will be responsible for providing the three Dstl sites under contract with total facilities management services, including building fabric and systems, catering, cleaning, mechanical and electrical maintenance, energy management, advisory services and reception. Reflecting the nature of Dstl’s work, EMCOR UK has agreed rigorous performance criteria within the contract, including on-site and operational safety, security, equipment availability and speed of response. As a result, EMCOR UK will be deploying its Mobile Management Application productivity tool from the outset that will help to underpin compliance, responsiveness and productivity whilst reducing costs.

Keith Chanter, CEO, EMCOR UK, said: “We’re particularly pleased that EMCOR UK has been awarded this prestigious and significant contract by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), because of the comprehensive nature of the services and expertise required to meet the exacting customer requirements. We’re also excited by the prospect of working in a highly collaborative manner with an organisation that is at the heart of science and technology for the Defence and Security of the UK. This is the first contract EMCOR UK has won under the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Framework and we are hopeful that more will be on the horizon.”

Welcoming the EMCOR UK team to Dstl, Graham Balmer, Dstl’s Infrastructure Director said: “I am confident that EMCOR will deliver a first-class, safe and secure total facilities management service across the Lab and that Dstl colleagues will benefit from a very high level of customer service.”