Churchill Contract Services has today announced the successful procurement of a three-year cleaning contract commencing on 1st March 2018 with St George’s, University of London.
This is the first time Churchill has worked with St George’s and the agreement was secured via the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) framework. The LUPC is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to maximise value through the collaborative procurement of goods and services for its members – consisting of higher and further education institutions in London and the South East. Churchill was awarded a place on the framework in 2016 following a competitive application process.
All members of staff will be transferred from the incumbent contractor to Churchill and the contract will include cleaning, pest control, landscaping, waste, window cleaning, curtain cleaning and washroom services to the academic and residential buildings.
Established in 1733, some of the founding fathers of medicine – including Edward Jenner who developed a vaccine against the killer disease smallpox – have passed through St George’s. The university has an illustrious history of training doctors, and to this day it is the only UK university dedicated solely to medical and health sciences education, training and research.
Joe Saisi, Operations Director – Churchill London, said: “It’s fantastic to establish our prominence in the London education sector even further, thanks to the connections we are making via the LUPC framework. The Churchill team is looking forward to working with St George’s to ensure that all facilities are kept to the highest standards at this prestigious university.”
Derek Bannister, Director of Estates and Facilities at St George’s, University of London, said: “We provide a first-class learning environment for students specialising in healthcare science and medicine so cleanliness is particularly important to us. We were impressed with Churchill’s experience in the higher-education sector and look forward to working with them.”