OCS secures five-year multi-service contract deal with Ministry of Justice

OCS has been awarded a five-year multi-service contract with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as part of the Government department’s integrator service delivery model. The model services the MoJ, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Department for Education, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for International Trade.

The contract, which has an optional two-year extension, boasts an estimated annual value of £17.5 million and comprises four main streams including security, catering and cleaning, in addition to other services encompassing concierge, Mail Room and reprographic solutions.

OCS will deliver services across four regions encompassing London and the South East, the South West, Wales and the Midlands and the Westminster Campus. Each site will have an assigned lead manager and cluster leads dependent on the size and geographical spread.

With 30 clusters in total awarded to OCS, the contract will cover upwards of 200 buildings (among them the prestigious MoJ headquarters as well as the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster).

Bob Taylor, CEO of OCS UK, Ireland and the Middle East, commented: “We pride ourselves on the quality of our public sector offer, and we’re thrilled to add such a prestigious Government body to our client base.”

International services provider

OCS Group UK Limited is part of the OCS Group, an international facilities management services provider with an annual turnover of £1 billion that employs upwards of 89,000 people around the world. OCS was ranked 58th in The Sunday Times’ Top Track 100 back in July last year.

The company offers more than 80 individual services from security, cleaning and waste management to catering, maintenance and hygiene. These services can be delivered individually or as part of a fully-integrated FM solution. OCS manages and delivers services to organisations across both the public and private sectors.

As a private business now in the fifth-generation of family ownership, OCS believes in sustainable solutions. Its maxim ‘Here Today, Here Tomorrow’ reflects the delivery of sustainable solutions to facilities management problems which are sustainable in financial, human, community and environmental terms. Its core values define what it believes in as an organisation. As an organisation, OCS puts customers first, fosters a ‘can do’ attitude, builds strong relationships, recognises wider responsibilities and promotes change and innovation.

OCS takes an active role in the facilities management community as a constituent member of both the British Institute of Facilities Management and the Business Services Association.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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