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University of Westminster selects Sitemark for cleaning services procurement

The University of Westminster has chosen Sitemark to support its procurement of cleaning services across its London estate. The multi-milllion pound contract will cover four main campuses, including both academic and residential buildings, which service more than 19,000 students and staff.The procurement exercise follows best practice benchmarking which identified a number of initiatives that will allow the university to continue to develop a partnership approach to its cleaning services. It is looking to drive a continuous improvement focus throughout the new contract term to further enhance the student experience and improve the environment that all users live and work in.

Under the appointment, Sitemark will use its independent assessment of almost 300 FM providers to help the University identify the contract requirements that most closely meet their specific needs. This will allow the University to distinguish between those service providers that deliver a good pitch and those that have been proven to deliver consistently efficient and effective results. 

Mike Boxall, managing director at Sitemark, comments: “We are delighted to be supporting the University of Westminster in fulfilling this extensive contract. The focus is very much on working with a partner to deliver an innovative, sustainable and best in class cleaning service and we are excited to be helping the team understand more about how to meet their requirements cost-effectively and efficiently. Our experience allows us to draw from our work at over 40 other UK universitie sites where we have helped both client and service provider implement best practice methodology.

About Sitemark

Sitemark provides independent best practice benchmarking of cleaning, recycling and waste services to organisations in all sectors, helping clients improve standards, reduce costs and ensure best value for money. 

Sitemark has demonstrable experience in the private, public and voluntary sector having worked with blue chip organisations through to local authorities and landmark attractions. It has benchmarked more than 280 separate service providers and 7000 sites. From offices, hospitals, schools, prisons, palaces and even London buses the Sitemark review process helps compare like for like and also between sectors to identify and share best practices.

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