Press Release

28 June 2021

Mitie steps-up support for Coronavirus test centres with new contract win

  • Mitie steps-up its support for the UK’s Coronavirus test centres with a new one-year contract worth up to £365 million
  • The contract will include over 175 Regional and Local Test Sites and more than 100 Mobile Testing Units (MTUs) across the UK
  • Since April 2020, Mitie has been delivering cleaning, clinical waste management and security services, such as traffic management and lane support, for 138 test centres

Mitie has won a new one-year contract to manage 175 Regional and Local Coronavirus Test Sites and 105 Mobile Testing Units (MTUs) across England, Scotland and Wales following a competitive retender. The new contract, worth up to £365 million over the year, will have the option to extend for up to six more months and is part of Mitie’s efforts to support the UK’s fight against Coronavirus.

Over the past year, Mitie has been delivering cleaning, clinical waste management and security services, such as traffic management and lane support, for 138 test centres and 58 MTUs across the UK. Building on this experience, the contract has been expanded with Mitie set to deliver these services for around 50 more Regional and Local Test Centres.

Over 11,000 Mitie employees based across the UK will work in the test centres, supporting local communities in identifying and controlling Coronavirus infections, helping to prevent the spread of the virus.

Managing test centres is just one example of how Mitie continues to support the UK’s fight against Coronavirus. Mitie frontline employees, such as cleaning operatives, security officers and engineers, have helped to keep the UK running by delivering services at hundreds of critical sites, including supermarkets, hospitals, nuclear facilities, and transport hubs, across the nation.

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

“For over a year we’ve been managing test centres across the UK, supporting the fight against Coronavirus. As lockdown restrictions continue to ease and we enter a new phase of the pandemic, we stand ready to support local communities to respond to potential outbreaks and help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. We look forward to using our experience delivering services for test centres to help keep the UK running.”

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About Mitie

Founded in 1987, Mitie’s job is to look after places where Britain works and is the leading facilities management company in the UK. We offer a range of services to Central Government and Defence customers; Communities (Healthcare, Education and Local Authorities); and Technical Services(Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) to Private Sector clients in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Transport, Retail and Telecoms and increasingly to the public sector. Finally, our Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management) division serves both the public and private sector in niche businesses. 

Mitie acquired Interserve’s FM business in December 2020 and now employs 77,500 people. We are the champion of the ‘Front-Line Heroes’ who have kept Britain working during the COVID-19 pandemic. We take care of our customers’ people and buildings, through the ‘Science of Service’, delivering essential services and deploying industry leading technology to create safe and effective workspaces. 

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

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