Mitie extends 13-year Scottish Government partnership

Carrying out a competitive tender Mitie provides successfully extended its 13-year partnership with the Scottish Government with a fresh seven-year facilities management contract.

The contract will dsicover Mitie deliver key services which includes maintenance and engineering, energy management, cleaning, security, grounds maintenance and waste management services for 70 sites over the national country, ranging from research plus offices centres to Marine Scotland’s buildings plus the initial Minister’s residence.

Sustainability will be central to the contract, with Mitie functioning closely with the Scottish Government to create and implement a technique to greatly help cut carbon emissions across its estate. Mitie begins by auditing all 70 sites to get data on drinking water and energy consumption also to identify opportunities to create buildings better.

Mitie will use this data to greatly help the Scottish Government established stretching sustainability targets and implement answers to make it reach its net zero objective. For instance, through its remote monitoring solutions, Mitie could keep an eye on the buildings’ environmental conditions – temperature and humidity – and adjust the air-con and heating settings to guarantee the equipment is using only a small amount energy as possible. Not merely will this reduce energy costs, it will generate enough cost savings to invest in further sustainability initiatives also.

Within the contract, Mitie use sensors that remotely monitor building equipment also, such as for example air boilers and conditioning, to ensure it really is working correctly also to improve the alarm should anything require repair or maintenance. This will lessen downtime costs while furthermore slicing carbon emissions from transportation by reducing the amount of engineer visits to the websites.

Drawing on Mitie’s landscaping expertise, the contract shall enhance the ecology encircling Scottish Government’s buildings through initiatives, such as for example planting wildflowers and setting up ‘bug hotels’, to encourage pollinators. Through Mitie Waste, it will provide professional advice on actions to lessen the quantity of waste produced over the sites. This may include only using products with biodegradable or reduced packaging to lessen the quantity of single use plastic.

Technology shall underpin the contract, with Mitie rolling-out Aria, its facilities management app, and Mozaic, its reporting platform. Through Aria, Scottish Government employees will be in a position to contact Mitie colleagues to improve issues, like a leaky pipe that really needs fixing or perhaps a light that requires replacing, directly. Meanwhile, Mozaic shall permit site managers to gain access to activity logs, including information on the amount of jobs carried and enough time allocated to each task out, to guarantee the Scottish Government is definitely up-to-date on the ongoing function being completed across its estate.

Carlo Alloni, Managing Director, Technical Integrated and Services Facilities Management, Mitie, mentioned:  “For days gone by thirteen years, we’ve already been providing key services for the Scottish Government and we’re very proud to notice our efforts recognised with this particular new contract. We anticipate implementing our market major technology and posting our sustainability expertise to greatly help the Scottish Government fight climate change and attain its carbon emissions targets because of its sites.”