FM Review Update - August

Estates Maintenance: Bids have now been returned as part of the tender process and interviews with the shortlisted suppliers have been held. A process of clarifications has taken place and a preferred bidder is in the process of being selected. We will then prepare an in-house comparator. Recommendations will go to the Board of Trustees for approval and we are on schedule to have new arrangements in place from February 2020.

Security: An interim security contract is in place to the end of May 2020. The security review has been completed and the key security risks have been shared and discussed with the trade unions and the ICE forum. We are currently in the process of planning staff consultation sessions and formulating a security strategy, which will inform the details of the security services we need for our estate. We are on schedule to implement the new strategy from January 2020.