Australian facilities, infrastructure, and open space maintenance company, UMS – Urban Maintenance Systems, has been selected to provide Full Facilities Maintenance for Auckland Council in the Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges, and Rodney areas
Urban Maintenance Systems, also known as UMS, has just been awarded the revamped facilities maintenance contract for north-western region of Auckland comprising three Local Board districts.
Starting 1st of July 2017, the revamped contract brings together a number of maintenance services previously contracted separately under one provider to reduce overlap and achieve greater value for Auckland. Broadly, the contract services include open space maintenance, locking and unlocking of facilities, buildings maintenance, and cleaning.
Over the past six months, Auckland Council has been running a two-stage open tender process to procure services, and has received interest from 36 companies. Twelve were invited to tender, and ultimately four have been selected to deliver the contract in discrete service areas.
“We are delighted to have been selected. Auckland Council ran a very robust and competitive process” said Patrick J. Flannigan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Preparations for mobilisation are underway and UMS are actively seeking local employees, contractors, suppliers and partners to support service delivery. “We want to encourage a high degree of community engagement in our operations to maximise local benefit.”
Urban Maintenance Systems was established in 1995 and provides a range of facilities maintenance and management services with a longstanding history working with Local Government. In Australia, UMS performs a range of services: maintaining public facilities including town halls, parks and gardens, public toilets, and community buildings; preparing sportsfields; removing graffiti; keeping playgrounds safe; and inspecting and maintaining transport assets such as road signs, bus shelters and other infrastructure. UMS now has over 300 staff and operates from 14 locations across Australia. Their new division in New Zealand will engage a further 120 people, working from two soon to be established depots – one in Henderson, and one in Wellsford.