In response to the article on facilities management (Special Report, pages 1-3, 18 November), Unison is working in partnership with trusts and contractors to seek to achieve new approaches to the private finance initiative based on management-only contracts in the third wave.

We welcome a management-only approach from any contractor, not just Carillon Bateman.

The procedures for interviewing shortlisted bidders are a key part of the process, and Unison representatives will question all contractors on an equal basis.

Steven Weeks National officer Health group Unison