PFM 21 5 Jul 2018 - Page 27



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NEWS
OCS Extends Contract with Alder Hey
Children’s Hospital
O
CS has extended its contract
to deliver manned guarding
and
emergency
helipad
response services at Alder Hey
Children’s Hospital in Liverpool – a
contract it is has held since 2011. The
new agreement was awarded to the
business after a rigorous retender
process and will keep OCS on site for
a further 3 years, from the 01st March
2018.
Petra Moss, managing director for OCS
Healthcare and Education at OCS,
commented: “It’s fantastic that we have
been able to extend our agreement with
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. This
renewal is indicative of OCS’s standing
in the healthcare arena and our ability
to deliver services that ultimately
improve
patient
comfort
and
satisfaction.”
Founded in 1914, Alder Hey is one of the
biggest and busiest specialist paediatric
hospitals in Europe with a vision to lead
world class healthcare for children and
young people by committing to
excellence
through
partnership,
research, innovation and learning.
It serves over 275,000 children and
young people in Merseyside and the
north-west of England every year.
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GRITIT Celebrates National Public Sector Framework Status
A
ward winning firm GRITIT has
secured a valuable public
sector framework award for
the provision of Winter Gritting, Snow
Clearance and Grounds Maintenance
services.
Following a competitive tender process,
GRITIT has been awarded a place on
the YPO 827 Winter Maintenance
Products and Services Framework for
Lot 4 - Winter Gritting, Snow Clearance
and Grounds Maintenance Services.
YPO is a leading public sector
procurement organisation that supplies
products and services to a wide range
of customers including schools, local
authorities,
charities,
emergency
services, public sector and other
businesses such as nurseries and care
homes.
The Framework enables YPO's
members to run OJEU compliant
competitions for some or all of the
services; this is the first time YPO has
included services as well as products for
Winter
Maintenance,
reflecting
increasing demand from members for
access to best in class service provision.
Inclusion onto the Framework now
formally positions GRITIT as a leading
provider of FM services to the public
sector and will further widen its net to
attracting new business wins. Currently
GRITIT counts a number of public sector
organisations among its clients,
including Her Majesty’s Prison Service
(HMP), the Fire Service, as well as a
number of Housing Associations and
hospital and healthcare contracts.
Steve Webb, GRITIT Commercial
Director said: “We are one of only a
select few companies in the UK to have
successfully gained a place on the YPO
Framework and we are pleased to be
among some of the industry’s biggest
FM providers in doing so.
“This demonstrates the significance of
the achievement and is testament to the
technical capabilities of our talented
team.
“This is an exciting time at GRITIT as we
continue to grow and diversify. Winning
a place on the YPO Framework gives us
a fantastic opportunity to further grow
our public sector portfolio, working in
partnership and delivering high-quality
value for money services. We are
looking forward to a productive and
positive relationship with YPO and their
customers."
GRITIT provides award winning Winter
Gritting, Snow Clearance and Grounds
Maintenance across the UK, keeping
sites operational, safe and in pristine
condition throughout the year. For
more information on managing your
grounds call GRITIT on 0800 0432 911
or visit www.gritit.com or Email:
info@gritit.com
For further information on the full range
of products and services offered by the
YPO, please visit www.ypo.co.uk.
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