STRABAG Property and Facility Services will be performing all technical facility management services for the headquarters of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Berlin from 1 April 2015.
This follows a Europe-wide call for bids by the German Federal Institute for Real Estate (BImA), which acts as the federal government’s property service provider for the government departments. The work involves maintenance and repair of all technical building facilities as well as a 24-hour callout service with a maximum response time of 30 minutes.
The contract for the properties in Berlin’s government district, which have a total usable area of around 63,000 m², will run for at least five years until March 2020. The BImA has an option to extend for a further five years. The parties have agreed not to disclose the order volume.
“In Berlin in particular, governmental institutions are an important customer group that requires a great deal from us in terms of fault-free operation of the buildings in our core area of expertise, but is a perfect fit for our customer portfolio and our team, given the long contract terms and the size of the properties”, said Dirk Brandt, Managing Director of STRABAG PFS with special responsibility for technical facility management.
In Greater Berlin alone, STRABAG PFS generates an annual performance of approx. €25 million in facility management with a total of 200 employees. Together with the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection and the German Federal Ministry of Finance, the property service provider already supports four of the top federal agencies in Berlin.
In addition, there are several other public institutions and properties in the German capital, including the Holocaust Memorial on behalf of the Foundation for the Murdered Jews of Europe. In total, STRABAG PFS performs services with a volume of approx. €4 million per year for public agencies in Berlin.
Source: STRABAG PFS