Three companies are moving ahead in the facilities management procurement process for a contract to manage more than 1,800 provincially owned, leased and managed facilities.
The current contract, which expires March 31, 2020, includes repairs, maintenance, landscaping, janitorial and construction services.
The proponents shortlisted, through a request for qualification process in May 2017, are:
- Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS – the parent company of WSI)
- CB Richard Ellis Management Services (CBRE Limited)
- Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL Inc.)
With the Province’s new procurement strategy as a guide, the successful proponent will create job opportunities by maintaining a pre-qualified list of contractors to provide service in over 1,800 locations with provincial government facilities, adhere to wage policies and be a leader in environmental responsibility.
All of the shortlisted companies have B.C.-based teams, providing employment opportunities for B.C. workers.
The Ministry of Citizens’ Services has undertaken engagement with clients, staff and the market to explore how to improve service delivery, and define requirements, for a future agreement. The negotiation process, followed by final contracting, is expected to be completed by summer 2019.
The value of the contract is approximately $150 million annually, and will provide an estimated 1,500 good-paying jobs for people throughout the province.
The government’s new procurement strategy signals that B.C. is open for business – delivering good value for dollars spent, driving innovation and creating jobs throughout the province.
British Columbia Procurement Strategy: www.gov.bc.ca/ProcurementStrategy