• 1.5 million sq. ft mixed-use business park in Reading, UK
• Negotiation of contract with incumbent maintenance contractor
• Ongoing technical support and contract monitoring
• Awarded further instruction for 10-Year Planned Maintenance (lifecycle) Programme
IFE was initially engaged by Colliers international to rationalise and standardise the maintenance specification and contract terms for the multi-occupied ‘managed’ buildings across the estate.
The incumbent maintenance contractor, United Facilities Management (UFM), had performed well and was highly regarded by the site management team, so it was decided to negotiate the contract rather than retender. We commenced by preparing accurate asset registers for each building and incorporating them into their technical specification.
A key criteria of the Site Management Team was to configure the contract around a dedicated site resource in addition to identifying a site transportation vehicle. Following UFM’s initial pricing exercise, we entered into extensive negotiations to deliver a contract that included the necessary engineering site team plus an electric vehicle, all within the Client’s budget.
We were subsequently engaged in an advisory capacity by Colliers, and thereafter MAPP, to provide technical support for the administration and monitoring of the contract. In addition, we were commissioned to undertake a survey and produce a 10 Year lifecycle report (Planned Maintenance Programme) for each building within the portfolio.
Winnersh Triangle Business Park, Reading RG41
Engineering Services Maintenance Contract & Lifecycle Reports
Winnersh Midco SARL
Colliers International/ MAPP
c.300,000 sq. ft (12 buildings)