The Commerce Journal

Home

March 2, 2013

A&M-Commerce University signs letter of intent with SSC Service Solutions

COMMERCE — Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce, announced earlier this week that the university is participating in a system wide outsourcing contract and has signed a letter of intent with SSC Service Solutions, a subsidiary of Compass Group North America, to manage building maintenance, landscaping services and custodial services at the A&M-Commerce campus. The services will start on April 1.  The personnel transition will involve approximately 125 employees.

“By outsourcing these services system wide, we are ensuring our members located across the state of Texas can experience similar cost savings that our Brazos County system members have been able to achieve,” John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System said. “Saving money without losing quality of services provided or employee jobs was critical to us in our search for a partner to manage these services. And I believe we have found the right partner to ensure our success.”

Over the term of the agreement, A&M-Commerce is expected to see significant cost-savings with SSC Service Solutions managing and operating facility services such as building maintenance, landscaping services and custodial services over a 12 year term.

SSC currently provides support services to over 100 educational organizations nationwide, including Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, which uses the company for its custodial services. SSC Service Solutions manages facilities, custodial and building maintenance operations for Compass Group.

SSC Service Solutions President Don Williams is confident that associates throughout the A&M System in custodial, maintenance and landscaping would also find the transition to the company’s payroll beneficial in many ways, including fully bridging their benefits and providing a network of specialized support.

“We are excited to provide our industry experience in sustaining a learning environment for the entire Texas A&M System family,” Williams said. “It has been a privilege to serve at Texas A&M’s Brazos County locations this past year, and we look forward to expanding this great opportunity.”

1
Text Only
Local News
Sports
Obituaries
Opinion
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
Poll

How many games do you think the Lions will win in 2014?

7-9 wins
4-6 wins
1-3 wins
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide