National Grid awards facilities management contracts

Service providers CBRE and 14Forty win contracts for managing National Grid services

National Grid has awarded contracts to two Facilities Management service providers following a competitive tender process.

The chosen providers, 14Forty, a division of Compass Group UK and Ireland and CBRE will work together overseeing soft and hard facilities management services for the entire National Grid estate.

In a new style of operating model, CBRE will provide hard services relating to the building, its systems and critical engineering work, with 14Forty delivering soft services, including ground maintenance. In addition, 14Forty will have an integration role to ensure the end user receives a seamless service as the two providers work together to provide services and solutions.

The contracts begin on 1st April 2016 for soft services and 1st June 2016 for hard services.

Carl Longworth, corporate property portfolio manager at National Grid said: “This new style of working will bring great benefits for us at National Grid, and those who work with us. I was extremely impressed with 14Forty and CBRE and what they proposed, especially given the complexity of National Grid sites.”

Mauro Ortelli, managing director at 14forty, said: “We are delighted to be awarded this contract with National Grid. At 14forty, we have worked with National Grid since 2009 and the extended partnership reflects on the strengths of our working relationship and our ability to deliver a high quality service.

“We are looking forward to operating the new integrated model, which will showcase 14forty’s wider skills set. The model is quite a unique service to this sector which will ensure a smooth running of services to National Grid.”

Tommy Meikle, Managing Director – National Accounts Division, EMEA GWS, at CBRE
National Grid is a globally renowned electricity and gas company that connects millions of people worldwide to energy. Its aim is to ensure energy is delivered safely, reliably and efficiently to the end consumer. To partner with National Grid across its GB network is testament to our experience and knowledge working within critical environments and engineering. We look forward to becoming an extension of National Grid’s team.
Tommy Meikle, Managing Director – National Accounts Division, EMEA GWS, at CBRE