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Grounds Maintenance and Street Cleansing Contracts

Requested on
Tue 11th December, 2012
Reference
FOI 2539
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Freedom of Information Request re Grounds Maintenance and Street Cleansing contracts

The Landscape Group provides grounds maintenance and street cleansing services to local authorities. We are creating a database of future tendering opportunities and we therefore request the following information (by email please):

1. If the Council has let one or more contracts for grounds maintenance services under the EU Procurement Directives, we request, for each contract, (a) the name of the successful contractor, (b) the value at which the contract was let and (c) the term of the contract, including any option to extend.

2. If the Council has let one or more contracts for street cleansing services under the EU Procurement Directives, we request, for each contract, (a) the name of the successful contractor, (b) the value at which the contract was let and (c) the term of the contract, including any option to extend.

3. If the Council has procured grounds maintenance or street cleansing services within a wider multi-service contract under the EU Procurement Directives, then please provide details of (a) the service provider (b) which services are included in the contract and (c) the approximate value of the grounds maintenance and street cleansing packages.

4. If the Council delivers grounds maintenance or street cleansing services through an in-house workforce, and prefers to deliver best value through this route, then please inform us of this, and the approximate value of the grounds maintenance and street cleansing packages.

Answer

1.       If the Council has let one or more contracts for grounds maintenance services under the EU Procurement Directives, we request, for each contract, (a) the name of the successful contractor, (b) the value at which the contract was let and (c) the term of the contract, including any option to extend.
Arboriculture Works contract – Arboricultural Works for Charnwood BC, Melton BC and Harborough DC. The Councils wish to secure the services of suitable qualified and experienced Arboriculturists to undertake tree works at the above named Authorities.
(a) Contract awarded to George Walker (Tree Care) Ltd
(b) £1,500,000.00
(c) From 01/10/2010 – 30/09/2015 – no extension.
All other Grounds maintenance work is carried out in-house

2.       If the Council has let one or more contracts for street cleansing services under the EU Procurement Directives, we request, for each contract,  (a) the name of the successful contractor, (b) the value at which the contract was let and (c) the term of the contract, including any option to extend.
Street Cleaning comes under the wider Environmental Services Contract.

3.       If the Council has procured grounds maintenance or street cleansing services within a wider multi-service contract under the EU Procurement Directives, then please provide details of (a) the service provider (b) which services are included in the contract and (c) the approximate value of the grounds maintenance and street cleansing packages.
Environmental Services Contract. - Charnwood Borough Council’s contract for refuse collection, recycling and street cleaning. This Environmental Services Contract will be for seven years eight months with the option to extend for a further seven years, commencing in August 2009
(a) Serco
(b) as above
(c) total contract value £4,250,000 – Street cleaning accounts for approximately 28.7% of the overall value.

4.       If the Council delivers grounds maintenance or street cleansing services through an in-house workforce, and prefers to deliver best value through this route, then please inform us of this, and the approximate value of the grounds maintenance and street cleansing packages.
Grounds maintenance work is carried out in- house with the exception of arboricultural works.  Details of the costs for grounds maintenance can be found in our budget books published on our website: http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/council_budgets

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