Balfour Beatty yesterday won a seven year, £320M contract to provide office support services to the Department for Work and Pensions.
It will be delivered by the contractor's specialist facilities management arm Haden Building Management on a nationwide basis and there is also an option to extend the contract by a further three years. It is anticipated that the contract will commence on March 1, 2007, following a period of planning and preparation to ensure a smooth transfer from the Department's current arrangements which involve a range of both internal and external service providers. Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said: 'This will build on and extend significantly the successful working relationship that we have built up with the Department over recent years. 'The Department will have our full support in ensuring that it achieves optimum value for money and a flexible system readily able to meet its changing business requirements.'