The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has extended its soft FM services contract with Sodexo for a further two years.
The contract, which has a value of £5 million a year, will see Sodexo’s 350 colleagues continue to deliver catering, cleaning, security, waste services and grounds maintenance services for the full SFRS estate ensuring a consistent level of service across Scotland.
The 420 SFRS locations include wholetime and on call fire stations, offices and support locations.
A key element of Sodexo’s social value strategy focuses on its commitment to enhancing the capabilities and capacity of its small, medium enterprises (SME) and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) network and suppliers. This group currently represents over half Sodexo’s spend delivering the soft FM services contract for the SFRS.
Iain Morris, Acting Director of Asset Management at Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “It is a pleasure to announce that we are extending the current contract with Sodexo for a further two years. The partnering approach between Sodexo and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been exceptional and is being described by us as a high performing exemplar for all other contractors to follow.
“The decision to extend the contract was relatively easy for SFRS to undertake as a direct result of the excellent services that the Sodexo teams have delivered across the entire SFRS estate in Scotland over the last four years. We are looking forward to another two years of working in partnership with Sodexo.”
Paul Anstey, CEO Government, Sodexo UK & Ireland said: “We are delighted that our colleagues will continue to deliver services for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service which provides such an important service, helping to ensure the safety of local communities across Scotland.”