Kettering Borough Council and Corby Borough Council are merging their waste, recycling, grounds and cleansing services to residents, starting with the procurement of a new fleet of vehicles, due for delivery on 2 February 2019.
As part of the merger, Corby’s current service, which has been outsourced for over ten years, will be brought back in-house. Kettering will be the lead authority for the new shared service.
Brendan Coleman, Head of Environmental Care, Kettering Borough Council:
“Merging our services in this way means that we can share resources and ultimately provide better value for money to local residents across both areas. We are confident that the implementation of a new, fit for purpose fleet, in Corby will lead to immediate service improvements in the area.”
Contract hire and fleet management company Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS), will be providing the new fleet, which comprises 35 vehicles including refuse trucks, recycling vehicles, sweepers, tipper trucks and transit vans.
SFS has been Kettering Borough Council’s vehicle partner for over 15 years and is now set to continue working with the Authority for an additional 9 years. There are two years remaining on the current 7-year contract, which comprises vehicle provision, maintenance and workshop management, and this has been extended for a further 7 years.
Brendan Coleman added:
“We have been working with SFS for many years and they have always impressed us with their responsiveness and professionalism. They have the right combination of expertise in vehicle provision, maintenance and workshop management, and they have consistently provided us with cost and efficiency savings. We look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship.”
Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS:
“It’s fantastic news that Kettering BC has extended its contract with us; the fourth time it has done so since we started working together. We look forward to working with both councils to help them optimise their fleet to deliver the best possible services to residents.”
SFS has been delivering contract hire, fleet and workshop management solutions to the public and private sector since 1992. With a network of workshops and its own municipal vehicle hire division (CTS Hire), SFS can provide the full range of vehicle and plant solutions from short-term vehicle hire to meeting the most complex fleet requirements.
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