Press Release

18 November 2020

Mitie appointed to government agreements for EV charging infrastructure and energy projects

  • Mitie has been appointed as a supplier on two Crown Commercial Service (CCS) agreements, for Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions and Heat Networks and Electricity Generation Assets
  • The appointments are key steps in Mitie’s Plan Zero commitment to help other organisations reach their own net zero objectives

Mitie, one of the UK’s leading facilities, carbon management, and professional services companies, has been named as a supplier on two additional Crown Commercial Service (CCS) agreements. Mitie is now a supplier on both the Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions (VCIS) and the Heat Networks and Electricity Generation Assets (HELGA) agreements.

The VCIS agreement allows public sector organisations to easily access suppliers providing electric vehicle (EV) charge point infrastructure and solutions. This includes consultancy, charge point installation and maintenance services for public spaces, such as on-street parking and car parks, as well as public sector buildings. With access to charge points a key barrier for EV drivers, this appointment will allow Mitie to share its first-hand experience transitioning its own fleet to electric and installing over 600 charge points, in order to support the UK’s switch to electric vehicles.

The HELGA agreement meanwhile covers a range of energy solutions, from supporting with energy purchase agreements and auditing, to delivering decarbonisation projects and improving building efficiency. The appointment to the HELGA agreement provides Mitie with the opportunity to share its sustainability and energy management expertise with the public sector. In the financial year 2019/20, Mitie saved over 300,000 tonnes of CO2 for customers, important progress which is vital to achieve net zero targets.

The appointment to the VCIS and HELGA agreements is a key part of Mitie’s Plan Zero commitment to support organisations in achieving their own net zero objectives. Through its Plan Zero Fleet Transition Service, Mitie is helping clients switch to electric and manage their charge point infrastructure. Meanwhile, its Zero Carbon for Zero Cost Service helps businesses implement solutions to improve buildings’ energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and cut costs.

Simon Venn, Chief Government & Strategy Officer, Mitie, said:

“Helping other organisations achieve their net zero targets is a central part of our Plan Zero commitment. Joining these two agreements provides the opportunity to share our electric vehicle and energy management expertise to help public sector organisations on their journey to net zero.”

Notes to editors

Mitie Energy has been appointed to the Crown Commercial Service agreements for VCIS and HELGA agreements under its trading name Utilyx.

In 2019/20 the Crown Commercial Service, as a Trading Fund and an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office, helped organisations across the entire public sector to save time and money on buying their everyday goods and services. £18.1 billion of public sector spend was channelled through their commercial agreements. CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equivalent to £1.058 billion.

About Mitie

Founded in 1987, Mitie is one of the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services companies. It offers a range of services including Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services), Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) and Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management).

Mitie employs 47,500 people across the country, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and critical government strategic assets. It takes care of its customers’ people and buildings, by delivering the basics brilliantly and by deploying advanced technology. It is pioneering the Connected Workspace, using smart analytics to provide valuable insight and deliver efficiencies to create outstanding work environments for customers.

The business continues to execute its technology-led investment strategy and in the past 6 months has received multiple awards.

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