FM Review Update - September

Estates Maintenance: A preferred bidder has been identified and an in-house comparator prepared.  The comparison work has commenced and there will be a process of information sharing and consultation with the trade unions and the ICE forum in the coming weeks.  The work will also be shared with the Board of Trustees and we remain on schedule to have new arrangements in place from February 2020.

Security: An interim security contract is in place to the end of May 2020. The security review has been completed and the key security risks have been shared and discussed with the trade unions and the ICE forum. Discussions have also taken place with neighbouring institutions. Recommendations are being developed and will be shared with staff. We are on schedule to reach a conclusion on this work in January 2020.