Saskatchewan Government Privatizing Janitorial Services

The Saskatchewan (Canada) province is moving forward with a plan to privatize cleaning services at all government buildings, according to an article on the CKOM website.

“The successful submissions have demonstrated the ministry can save $3.5 million annually, helping the province save money during the current challenging fiscal times,” Central Services Minister Christine Tell said in a news release. “Equally important is that half of the successful companies are employee-owned and all companies have committed to hiring current employees.”

The province currently has 230 cleaning staff.

More than 1,000 bids were received from 65 different companies to provide services for the 95 government-owned buildings.

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