Hard Facility Management Services

The City of Edinburgh Council tendered for two Hard Facility Management (FM) Services Delivery Partners (covering North & South of city boundaries) to support the Council in delivering its commercial property repair and maintenance programme, for its over 660 operational buildings and non-operational assets. The aggregate value of the contracts is estimated to be a maximum of £18m per annum.

Each contract is for 7 years with the option to extend for a further 3 years subject to performance reviews. Contracts were awarded to MITIE Technical Facilities Management Ltd and Skanska Construction UK Ltd in November 2021.

The Hard FM Services will cover planned and reactive maintenance, statutory compliance, minor works and area wide specific programmes. The scope includes, but is not limited to, services listed below.

  • Fabric elements: roofs and roof drainage, floors and floor finishes, stairs, ceilings, external and internal doors, external walls and finishes, windows, internal walls/ partitions and finishes, external pipework, sanitary services, fixtures and fittings, plumbing, signage, fixed furniture and fittings, external circulation routes including playgrounds and hardstandings, external furniture, external drainage, external signage, and boundary walls, fences and gates.
  • Mechanical & Electrical elements: heating and domestic hot water boilers, oil fired boilers, gas fired boilers, chimney sweeping, feed/ expansion tanks, induced draught fans, combustion air paths, oil storage tanks, boiler efficiency testing, gas fires, heating systems, ventilation inspections, battery operated smoke detectors, AC equipment, smoke vent systems, extraction units, air handling units, air conditioning units, catering equipment, deep cleaning of kitchen canopies and extract ductwork, refrigeration, pressurised hot water plant, distribution boards, electrical fixed wire testing, portable appliance testing, general lighting, lighting rigs, emergency lighting, standby generators, battery equipment, alternators, fire fighting equipment, fire blankets, carbon monoxide sensors, defibrillators, lightning protection, automated doors, mansafe systems, access control systems; and lifts and escalators.