Keysource wins place on CCS Facilities Framework

We are delighted to announce that we have won a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s new facilities management framework.

The £12bn four year framework covers all aspects of facilities management including contract management services, mobilisation and delivery as well as helpdesk and CAFM services.

Keysource have been awarded lot 1a, for contracts up to the value of £7m and is one of only 10 SME’s to have made it through the rigorous vetting process.

Over the last 4 years our critical facilities management offering has grown exponentially, delivering services across the UK and internationally for major corporations such as Sky and PGS, for the Metropolitan Police Service, as well as major Universities across the UK.

Stephen Whatling, Managing Director of Keysource said:

We are really proud to have won a position on this framework. Our critical facilities division has been growing over the last few years, delivering specialist critical engineering services to customers across the globe.  This framework win is further proof of the capabilities of our team and will allow public sector organisations to take advantage of our range of expertise.

Keysource’s Critical Facilities Management Offering Continues to Grow

Over the last 4 years our critical facilities management offering has grown exponentially, delivering services across the UK and internationally for major corporations such as Sky and PGS, for the Metropolitan Police Service, as well as major Universities across the UK.

In order to meet this continuing growth we are moving into expanded purpose built warehouse facility in Gatwick’s International Distribution Centre. This increased space will allow our critical facilities offering to continue growing and allow us to support an ever expanding customer base.

Keysource partners to provide new data centre risk management service

Critical environments and data centre specialist, Keysource, has partnered with Corporate Risk Associates (CRA) to meet growing demand for risk management services in the data centre sector.

This partnership will offer in-depth performance and risk management services, to allow them to build up a full risk profile of their data estates, taking in a range of factors including location, operational performance and resilience, risk and critical processes monitoring.

Keysource says that the in-depth analysis will also advise clients on selecting the most appropriate data centre model for their business, through an in-depth understanding of the risk involved in each option.

Mike West, chairman at Keysource, said:

“Despite cyber security and data resilience becoming board-level concerns, there is a dearth of specialist consultancy available in the market to help businesses grasp and manage risks in their data centre estates. This joint venture will fill that gap by combining Keysource’s vast experience in the design and operation of data centres with CRA’s risk management expertise.

“We will work with clients to ensure that they understand where risk lies in their IT infrastructure, select the best options for new investment and mitigate any potential threats. With cyber risk set to take on increasing significance for corporate due diligence, this partnership means we are well placed to capitalise on a growing market.”

Jasbir Sidhu, CEO of CRA, said

“We have 16 years’ experience of providing risk assessments to critical industries – including maintaining national infrastructures in the power, defence and transport sectors. Our approach, which sees us look at the facilities, hardware and human elements of day-to-day operation, will enable us to ensure that the joint venture’s clients have an incredibly robust understanding of the risk related to their data centres.”

Interested in finding out more or seeing how we can ensure visibility across your data centre estate? Call us on 0345 204 3333 and speak to Oliver Goodman.

Keysource secures trio of data centre contracts

Furthering our commercial success in the education, technology and utilities sectors, we have secured new contracts to support three customers’ changing data centre needs. 

The new contracts will see us deploy our expertise of working in live environments to deliver projects and services for the University of Leicester, cloud hosting provider brightsolid, and a major utilities company

For the University of Leicester, we will deliver a significant upgrade to the critical cooling infrastructure across its data centres, to support an increase in capacity and maintain high efficiency. The works will keep the institution at the forefront of best practice and discovery-led research. It is our latest contract in a partnership with the university, which has seen us operate the institution’s data centre estate since 2008.

Leading Scottish cloud hosting and colocation provider brightsolid, has appointed us to continue to deliver industry leading critical environment facilities management services for its Tier III Design Certified data centre in Aberdeen. The extended contract follows the first phase of the project, which we delivered in 2015, and has seen strong demand for the facility’s high specification.

We will also continue to deliver on a relationship dating back to 2010 with a major utilities company to carry out the design & build of a data centre at a critical site. The project will see our team work under strict site constraints due to high security and business critical nature of the facility. 

Stephen Whatling, MD at Keysource, said:

“As the market for the expansion and improvement of existing facilities remains strong, we’re enjoying growing demand for our expertise in working in challenging, live environments. These contracts demonstrate that our strategy of forming long term partnerships with customers, continues to produce repeat business opportunities, while helping them to remain at the forefront of efficient data centre design and operation.”

Keysource takes delivery of our new fleet

2016 was a great year for Keysource’s Facilities Management division, with the team securing major contracts with the Metropolitan Police Service and Leeds City Council, as well as large contract renewals for our customers across Europe.

Operating over 200 facilities across Europe our specialist critical FM offering is growing quickly.  In order to support this growth, and as we continue to invest in the delivery of these essential services, Keysource is has now started to take delivery of a new fleet of vehicles.

Able to deliver hard and soft facilities management services for both critical and non-critical environments across Europe to strict SLA’s, call us now to find out more about our FM solutions.

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