EQUANS appointed to all Lots of ESPO’s Total Facilities Management Framework (676)

26th August 2021

EQUANS, the recently formed entity bringing together all of ENGIE’s services-led activity, has been awarded a position on all three Lots of the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation’s (ESPO) Total Facilities Management framework (676), which provides its members with access to a broad range of facilities management services. This is in acknowledgement of the company’s experience and proven ability to add value for customers.

Services offered through the framework will include maintenance services, cleaning, compliance and security services, electrical works, plus fully managed hard FM and Soft FM services.

ESPO is managed by six local authorities, with the objective of this framework to give public sector organisations access to pre-approved service providers to help them achieve optimum value for money when buying goods and services. Facilities management services are divided into three ‘Lots’, based on contract value. EQUANS has been approved for all three Lots, covering contract values from £0-1m through to £5m+.

EQUANS Craig Butt, Managing Director of Corporate, observed: “Our inclusion on this ESPO framework is clear validation of our proven ability to deliver smarter FM through integration of FM services. Our work with local authorities helps them to optimise their buildings and operations whilst also creating sustainable environments and we look forward to working in the same way with ESPO customers.”

In sourcing their pre-approved FM providers through ESPO, organisations will not need to undertake lengthy and costly procurement processes as all necessary public procurement formalities have already been carried out. They are able to simply approach nominated service providers to invite quotations and instigate any selection procedures they feel appropriate. Core specifications and template documents will be freely available.