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Trust shortlisted for national procurement award

06 March 2012

Chelsea and Westminster and our partners in the Fulham Road Collaborative—the Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton hospitals and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)—have been shortlisted for a major national award.

Chelsea and Westminster and our partners in the Fulham Road Collaborative—the Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton hospitals and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)—have been shortlisted for a major national award.

The Fulham Road Collaborative is in the running to win a National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Award—as finalists in the Procurement Initiative of the Year category for health and social care organisations. Winners will be announced on 13 March.

This is independent recognition of the Collaborative’s innovative approach to awarding the contract for ‘Soft Facilities Management (FM)’ services which include catering, cleaning, portering, and security.

The new contract, which was awarded to ISS Mediclean in December, will result in significant cost and efficiency savings because it followed a competitive tendering process which focused on maximising value for money while maintaining service quality across all three hospitals and the ICR.

Thérèse Davis, Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Experience and Flow, said: “We are delighted to continue to work in partnership with the ISS staff who form an important part of the Chelsea and Westminster team.

“The new contract will result in significant savings while maintaining the quality of service that patients expect when they come to our hospital.”

David Probert, Chief Operating Officer of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This project is a great example of how healthcare organisations can work together to make the best use of resources while maintaining excellent standards of care for patients.”

Steve Moore, Head of Estates and Facilities at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Ensuring a first-class environment for our patients is absolutely vital when delivering specialist care. We feel sure that this collaboration will deliver such an environment.”

Simon Cox, Managing Director, ISS Facility Services Healthcare, Education and Defence, said: “These are four highly successful organisations with global reputations for excellence. Their approach really challenged us to deliver more for less. We will work very closely with the Collaborative to achieve its cost efficiency targets while maintaining the highest standards of patient care.”