Austin Health hospital

Ventia, the current provider of facilities management at Austin Health, has been awarded the new Austin Health Integrated Facilities Management (FM) contract following a tender conducted by the client.

The contract has an initial term of 10 years plus an optional three-year extension. The contract value for the initial 10-year term is expected to be $202 million. Transition activities for the contract have begun and operations will commence in July 2022.

Under the contract, Ventia will provide services to three Austin Health campuses and six satellite sites. The scope of the services includes the provision of facility management services including corrective and preventative maintenance, pest control, and property lease and fleet management. It also includes some minor capital works.

Ventia's Group Chief Executive Officer Dean Banks said this is one of the organisation's most significant health contracts as well as being a key enabler for Ventia's regional strategy in Victoria.  

"Ventia is pleased to continue to provide these essential services to Austin Health, in an industry which is crucial to communities across Australia," Mr Banks said.

"The award of this contract, with additional scope to the current contract, is a testament to the focus on delivering service excellence to our clients.

Over the past 11 years Ventia has provided 24/7 service to ensure continuous operation of Austin Health's vital assets.  

"As one of the largest essential services providers in Australia and New Zealand we have a proud history of maintaining operations and assets that are vital to communities. Our strategy encourages us to create a culture where we seek to improve every day to deliver successful outcomes."

Ventia's Group Executive of Defence and Social Infrastructure, Derek Osborn says that a key objective for Ventia on this contract, in alignment with the client's goals, is to bring greater diversity to their contract team. 

"Ventia is looking forward to increasing both female and Indigenous participation in our Austin Health contract team, targeting a 50/50 gender split and 6% Indigenous employment," he says.  

We are passionate about ensuring our employment opportunities focus on delivering a diverse and inclusive workforce.

"Additionally, we will maximise value through provision of data and analytics to enable better decision making around asset management." 

"We're looking forward to building on our relationship with Austin Health."