Facilities Management names Sodexo the next campus custodial service provider

Published: January 12, 2022

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Sodexo will take over the reins as Auburn University’s new custodial service provider on Feb. 1, 2022, when ABM’s contract draws to a close.

The international company, which specializes in dining and facilities services, will provide custodial services to Auburn’s main campus, College of Veterinary Medicine and auxiliary facilities.

“Sodexo was chosen at the completion of a highly competitive procurement process,” said Dan Whatley, assistant vice president Facilities Management Operations. “Our continual focus is on the evaluation and improvement of customer service and the effectiveness with which we provide services to the Auburn University community. We are confident that Sodexo will share this focus and will be a value-added partner.”

Sodexo representatives are currently on campus working through the transition process with ABM who will continue to provide custodial services through Jan. 31, 2022.

“The goal of this transition process is to ensure our campus clients do not experience an interruption in service,” said Dan King, associate vice president of Facilities Management. “In addition to touring campus facilities and meeting with Facilities Management and ABM leadership, Sodexo is also meeting with all current ABM custodial staff and offering to continue their employment following a satisfactory background check.”

Sodexo signed a three-year contract with the university. There is an option to extend services for two one-year periods, providing services are acceptable during the first three years.

“Sodexo is looking forward to formally joining the Auburn Family and to supporting the university’s ongoing focus on innovation and building exceptional student experiences,” said Jade Anderson, Sodexo vice president of Facilities-West.

If there are any questions concerning the transition, please email Facilities Management Contract Services at clean@auburn.edu.

Submitted by: Martha Gentry