Running from 30th January 2023 for 5 years, with an option to extend for up to a further 2 x 12-month period, the contract sees Tivoli completing general grass cutting and sports pitch maintenance across the borough, as well as a high-level service of grounds maintenance within the Council’s crematorium, cemeteries and church grounds.
Tivoli’s bid was focussed on providing value for money, whilst trying to preserve and prioritise the grounds maintenance across the borough and adopt good practice in terms of environmental sustainability. South Tyneside Council’s assessment criteria included key social value themes such as promoting local skills and employment; supporting the growth of local businesses; working closely with the community; protecting and improving our environment; and promoting social innovation, with a key requirement of openness and transparency whilst working towards agreed goals in these areas.
Councillor Tracey Dixon, Leader of South Tyneside Council, said:
“We already have a great working relationship with Tivoli in delivering some of our grounds maintenance services.
“We are delighted to be able to continue this partnership with the company focusing on general grass cutting and maintaining cemetery, crematorium and church grounds across the Borough.
“This new contract will help us to strengthen our links with the company even further while ensuring that our parks, pitches and green spaces are looking their best.”
Neil Simpson, Tivoli’s Director of Operations, said:
“We are proud of our track record with South Tyneside Council and pleased to have the opportunity to continue our work over the coming years. Maintaining the landscape is an important investment and during these economically challenging times, tangible returns are essential, especially in the public sector. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, we understand the pressures that our customers are under and are continuously finding innovative and sustainable ways to meet these challenges.”
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