Serco Group has secured a potential 10-year, $759.3 million contract from England’sÂ Barts Health NHS Trust toÂ carry out facility management services.
SercoÂ said Thursday the contract coversÂ cleaning and domestic services; linen and laundry; patient catering; portering; car parking; reception and helpdesk; and other non-clinical management and support services at all Barts Health sites.
The company will also deliverÂ itsÂ Touchpoint cleaning system; on-siteÂ 24/7 multi-channel helpdesk service;Â electronic bedside meal ordering; and theÂ Computer-Aided Facilities Management Platform forÂ staff self-service portering.
The contract works to consolidate services that were previously provided by different suppliers andÂ 1, 200 permanent staff fromÂ current service providers will be transferred to Serco.
The company will begin to provide services at Whipps Cross University Hospital and Mile End Hospital in December 2016 followed by St. Bartholomewâs Hospital and the Royal London Hospital in April 2017 and Newham University Hospital and Newham Gateway in July 2017.
Serco noted the contract has a seven-year base period with an option for aÂ three-year extension.
Barts Health is England’s largest NHS Trust and its hospitals provide clinical services to citizens in East London.