Council set to spend £12.5 million cleaning its buildings

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A £12.5 million contract is set to be approved to clean county council buildings, including libraries, parks, highways depots and outdoor centres.

The contract will be a three-year single supplier agreement with the option to extend it for an additional two years starting from February 2025 1st.

Hampshire County Council will enter into a £12.5 million contract to clean its corporate sites as part of its strategy for a “single supplier contract” approved in January 2020.  However, this contract does not include school buildings.

The agreement includes cleaning county council corporate buildings such as corporate offices outside of the HQ buildings in Winchester, libraries, country parks, adult services sites, children’s services sites, highways depots and outdoor centres.

Currently 111 properties need cleaning services. These include 38 libraries, 13 adult services sites, 19 children’s services sites, 13 county council corporate office buildings,  11 highway sites, seven country parks, three Hampshire Cultural Trust sites, two outdoor centres, three registry offices, and one visitor centre. 

The current contractor, Nviro, has cleaned a vast floor area of 22,479,839 m2 from December 2022 to November 2023. The funding for this contract will come from the existing revenue budgets of each individual service. 

Executive lead member for universal services, Councillor Nick Adams-King, will make the final decision next week.