Barnsley Norse has been awarded the soft facilities management contract for buildings in the Barnsley LIFT (Local Improvement Finance Trust) programme. The three-year agreement, worth £529,000 a year, includes cleaning, window cleaning, caretaking, grounds maintenance, and pest control at nine sites in and around Barnsley and Rotherham.
Tony Taylor, facilities manager at Barnsley Metropolitan Bough Council, said: “Barnsley Norse was awarded the contract to provide soft facilities management services to Barnsley LIFT buildings after successfully beating competitors in a tender exercise, finishing first on quality and price. We were pleased that a locally based company, with an excellent reputation and proven track record for delivering quality services to customers in and around the Barnsley area, was successful in gaining the work. My colleagues and I are now looking forward to working with Barnsley Norse over the forthcoming years.”
Jo Taylor, head of facilities management at Barnsley Norse, said: “This is a major contract win for our company and is particularly rewarding as we were placed top in both key criteria, against stiff national competition. We have made a major investment in new equipment to help deliver the best service possible and ensure the smooth run of the contract.”
45 cleaning and caretaking staff will transfer to Barnsley Norse under TUPE.