UCL APPOINTS SODEXO AS SOFT SERVICES PROVIDER
Sodexo has been appointed preferred bidder for a £10.5 million per year facilities management contract at University College London (UCL).
Sodexo will deliver soft services to the university’s 175 academic and accommodation sites in London.
Sodexo has been a partner to UCL since 2014 delivering catering, hospitality and food retail services and in 2017 extended this contract to include food provision at UCL’s catered accommodation sites.
The initial contract period of 5 years is due to start on 1 November, and will include management and delivery of all cleaning, waste management and porterage services.
Over six hundred employees will be transferred to Sodexo via TUPE. Sodexo will continue to pay the London Living Wage which is higher than the National Living Wage and is independently calculated to reflect the cost of living.
Sodexo will employ a sustainability and waste manager to help reduce the impact of its estate.
Sodexo also recently announced a 10-year, £6 million per annum contract with Coventry University and in this academic year also announced a 3-year, £3.5 million a year contract with Richmond, the American University, to manage and deliver integrated facilities management services across its two campuses in South West London.
Founded in 1826, UCL is a multidisciplinary university, with more than 12,500 staff and 41,500 students from 150 different countries. It was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men