Significant savings with award of Grounds & Cleansing contract
Telford & Wrekin Council is poised to award its Grounds and Cleansing Contract for the next ten years to West Midlands company idverde – realising significant savings as well as delivering an enhanced service.
It is intended that the contract will run from April 2019 to March 2029. idverde is a major provider of grounds maintenance services with 5,000 staff and an annual turnover of £350m.
The contract is currently in a ten day standstill period following an extensive tendering process. idverde has been chosen from three compliant tenders.
The delivery of the contract will mean cleaner High Streets, districts and local centres and dedicated staff working in local areas.
There will be a return of road sweeping for all roads with a kerb edge across the borough and will include footpaths. Weed spraying will be improved to prevent regrowth.
The intended contract will also see closer working arrangements with parishes, communities, volunteers and will result in further environmental improvements.
Telford & Wrekin Council leader Councillor Shaun Davies said: “This is very good news for the council which will deliver significant savings. We will have more detail shortly when the ten day standstill period expires.”
Saul Huxley, idverde’s Business Development Director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to learn of Telford & Wrekin Council’s intention to award us this prestigious contract (subject to the standstill period).
“We are really excited at the prospect of working with the Council and serving Telford’s vibrant and growing community and feel very privileged to be chosen as service provider for the borough’s Grounds and Cleansing contract.”