Mitie has won a five-year contract to provide engineering services to NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) following a competitive retender. Worth £15m over five years, the win builds on Mitie’s 15-year partnership with the organisation.
Mitie’s Engineering division will expand on its previous contract with NHSBT, increasing the delivery of services from 34 sites in the North of England to 76 locations nationwide. NHSBT are an essential part of the National Health Service providing the blood donation service for England and the organ donation service for the UK as well as donated tissues, stem cells and cord blood.
Mitie will provide planned and reactive engineering maintenance to NHSBT’s estate, including the critical systems which support the provision of blood, tissues and organs. Mitie’s round the clock support will reflect the 24/7 nature of NHSBT and contribute to saving and improving patient’s lives.
Carlo Alloni, Managing Director, Engineering and Integrated FM, Mitie, said:
“Following 15 successful years of partnership, we are incredibly proud to be broadening our engineering services to support the vital work of NHS Blood and Transplant. We look forward to bringing our engineering expertise to dozens more NHSBT sites across the country and to support the life-saving services it provides for thousands of patients every year.”
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Founded in 1987, Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. It offers a range of specialist services including Security, Engineering Services, Cleaning Landscaping, Energy and Property Consultancy, and Custody Support Services.
Mitie employs 48,900 people across the country, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and government offices. 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.
About NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
- NHSBT is a joint England and Wales Special Health Authority. It provides the blood donation service for England and the organ donation service for the UK. It also provides donated tissues, stem cells and cord blood. It is an essential part of the NHS, saving and improving lives through public donation.
- NHSBT has 23 permanent donor centres in London, Manchester, Cambridge, Luton, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leicester, Bradford, Leeds, Newcastle, Lancaster, Liverpool, Stoke, Birmingham, Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford, Southampton, Poole and Plymouth. Its mobile teams also collect blood at community venues such as church halls around the country.
- NHS Blood and Transplant needs to collect 1.4 million units of blood each year to meet the needs of patients across England.