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Reserve Forces and Cadet Association – Facilities Management Contract

J Tomlinson were appointed as the main contractor to provide an integrated facilities management solution for East Midlands RFCA.

Client

East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadet Association

East Anglia Reserve Forces and Cadet Association

Value

£60k p.a.

Duration

January 2017 - Ongoing

Services Provided by J Tomlinson

- Planned maintenance

- Reactive maintenance

- Mechanical and electrical installations and upgrades

Project Background

The Reserve Forces and Cadet Association (RFCA) provide advice, guidance, and support to the Defence Council, local communities, and manage all associated estates.

As the East Midlands and East Anglia Reserved Forces and Cadet Association hold ownership to a diverse range of buildings, they required a dedicated contractor to manage both planned and reactive maintenance services amongst their estates.

Following a competitive tender process, J Tomlinson were appointed as a main contractor to provide an integrated facility management solution to East Midlands RFCA. The geographical spread of the contract includes the management of 165 estates across the region, including Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire.


J Tomlinson Solution

We provide pre-planned maintenance, reactive repairs, minor ad-hoc works, and a water quality monitoring service. This covers catering equipment, plumbing, fire safety systems, CCTV, automatic doors, gas and oil-fired boilers, lift and hoist equipment.

Works are carried across a range of building types, ages, and conditions; including low-carbon and energy efficient facilities. All properties requiring works remain fully operational throughout, encompassing garages, offices, kitchens, teaching, and training areas.

 

24/7/365 Emergency Response Service 

We provide a 24/7/365 emergency response service within two hours of notification to prevent disruption when issues are identified. Our extensive out-of-hours call out rota supports instant assistance, providing a service throughout evenings and weekends.

We have worked closely alongside the authority to help trial new schemes aimed at improving safety and cost efficiency. This includes our long-term collaboration to trial the Compass Legionella Management System, permitting operatives to update water testing records at each site. This instantly detects when water temperatures are too low for immediate rectification.

Excellent service – contract extensions and additional projects

Since being awarded the contract, J Tomlinson have been awarded additional contracts for the RFCA, with a one year contract being awarded with East Anglia Reserve Forces and Cadet Association, providing a planned and reactive maintenance service across the region.


Project Achievements

  • MEETINGEMERGENCY RESPONSE KPIs – over 98% of emergency call-outs were attended within less than two hours during 2015.

 

  • HEALTH AND SAFETY EXCELLENCE – we have consistently received full marks during health and safety inspections, with no deficiencies being found in our approach to health and safety throughout all years of contract delivery.

 

  • CLIENT COST-SAVINGS – we undertake capital and whole life cycle costing exercises on the plant we maintain. During regular cost analysis exercises, we evaluate alternative solutions, maintenance periods, running costs, and warranty options to promote ongoing efficiencies.

 

  • EXCELLENT  CLIENT SATISFACTION – our contract performance was praised by the client, awarding us with a two year extension and an additional one year contract for East Anglia RFCA.