Further letter from Simon Fraser CMG,
Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office |
FM OUTSOURCING CONTRACT
I am writing in confidence to let you know that yesterday
we signed a contract with ISS to provide Facilities Management
services to HMG's diplomatic missions in Asia Pacific & India.
[ISS is the largest global provider of FM services.]
This is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's second
regional Facilities Management contract. The first, signed in
September 2008, covers the FCO's estate in the UK and our diplomatic
missions in 11 countries in Europe.
The Asia Pacific and India contract will be for a
period of seven years, with the option of up to three further
years, and is estimated to deliver benefits of up to £14
million over the seven year life of the contract. Additionally,
it will deliver significant benefits in terms of standardisation
of services across the region, professional management of FM activities,
improvements in estates compliance and a significant reduction
in the FCO's local staff headcount. It also provides for other
Government Departments based in the region to source services
under the contract.
I will be happy to provide further details of the
contract in the next FCO Quarterly Letter if that would be helpful.
4 November 2010