The National Program to Support the Management of Projects in Public Entities (Mashroat) has signed a partnership agreement with Serco, a leading global provider of essential public services.
The three-year deal will ensure that international standards in facility management (FM) will be followed through a knowledge transfer system, which will enable Mashroat to design and implement policies, procedures, and processes based on Serco’s experience.
The deal also aims at improving and enhancing public facility and asset management systems across the Kingdom, according to Mashroat’s statement on Monday.
“We believe in the Saudi workers’ ability to take full responsibility in managing public facilities. Based on our newly signed agreement with Serco, we look forward to utilizing our partner’s experience in the smooth transfer of knowledge and the move to further develop the skills and capabilities of government employees and develop their skills in this sector,” Ahmed Bin Mutair Al Balawi, director general of Mashroat, said.
Al Balawi added that the entity is working on creating a proper climate to lead a transformation in the facility management industry to enable the government sector in creating a flexible environment designed to manage its facilities and apply the highest standards of efficiency.
“The signing of this new agreement with Mashroat underscores our commitment to the Saudi government to develop its public facilities in line with set international standards. We look forward to working together in ensuring that all future projects and facilities in the Kingdom are managed to the highest levels of best practice,” Phil Malem, CEO of Serco Middle East, said.