British facility management firm Mitie has signed a £4.3m contract with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to install 250 electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints at more than 120 job centres across Britain.
Under the agreement, Mitie will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of the EV charging points, with the contract building on Mitie’s existing relationship with DWP.
Some of the services it delivers include engineering, maintenance, cleaning services and asset safety checks.
Pradyumna Pandit, managing director, sustainability and energy services, Mitie said: “Getting workplace car parks ready and welcoming with charging facilities is critical for the transition to an electric future.
“We are proud to partner with DWP as they lead the way in demonstrating their commitment to net zero with EV ready sites.”
Currently, Mitie and DWP have agreed to an ongoing five-year relationship.
The engineering firm has also worked closely with DWP’s sustainability team on waste management, biodiversity, decarbonisation and solar power.
As part of the new contract, sustainability will take a central role in the delivery of Mitie’s services, to support DWP in reaching its net zero targets and achieving an all-electric fleet by 2030.
The company likewise signed a contract worth £4.5m for the installation and maintenance of charging infrastructure Environment Agency, a body of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA).