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DSA saves £millions on facilities management
The UK Driving Standards Agency has signed a four year total facilities management contract with Interserve, the services, maintenance and building group, which will save it some £9m over the contract lifetime.
The contract, worth around £12 million over its lifetime, has been signed as part of a collaborative procurement process by the DSA, for agencies across the Department for Transport (DfT) including DSA and the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency (VOSA).
Interserve will provide services across the DSA estate, which covers 439 properties across Great Britain, including DSA's headquarters in Nottingham, its training and development centre in Bedfordshire, its administrative centre in Newcastle and 418 driving test centres.
The contract will also cover VOSA's headquarters and training centre in Bristol and potentially extend to cover other parts of the Department.
"Delivering value for money is of paramount importance to DSA and its partner agencies across DfT," says Rosemary Thew, DSA chief executive. "Interserve has shown an innovative approach to delivering more efficient, cost-effective services in this economic climate which will further increase our savings. We are looking forward to working in partnership with them and our colleagues in VOSA to achieve these benefits."
By buying services through one provider, DfT agencies will reduce costs by over 40% and improve services standards across their estate. Interserve will provide services including maintenance, utilities and waste management, cleaning and security, as well as helpdesk, reception and switchboard.
30th June 2011