Today’s deal builds on Mitie’s five-year relationship with the ministry, including maintenance, engineering, cleaning services and asset safety checks.
Design, operation and maintenance of the chargers are centrepieces of the deal, smoothing a route to the DWP’s declared goal of an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030.
The contract is Mitie’s second large-scale EV infrastructure roll out for the public sector. In August it agreed a £4.5 million contract to install and maintain charge points for the Environment Agency, a delivery body of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Today’s job centre deal draws on Mitie’s record of installing more than 2,000 EV charging points across private sector sites, including some of its own employees’ homes.
Mitie acquired Interserve’s facilities management business in November 2020. It now employs 68,000 people.
Pradyumna Pandit, the firm’s managing director for sustainability and energy, 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.”