Chesterfield Borough Council has awarded the tender to refresh its street cleaning fleet to Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS).
The tender involves the provision of two Schmidt Swingo 200 sweepers and includes maintenance. The contract term is 4 years and started in February 2014.
Keith Thurman, Supervisor of Landscape and Streetscene Services at Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “All our vehicle contracts go out to tender and although price is important it isn’t the only thing we consider as other factors that give added value are relevant too. SFS was selected as the winning bidder after we assessed tenders on a points based system that takes into account vehicle provision, maintenance services and cost efficiency."
Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS, said: “This is the first time we have worked with Chesterfield and we very much hope to build a longstanding relationship with the Authority.”
SFS is a member of the Rothschild Group and has been operating for over 20 years, providing vehicle contract hire, workshop and fleet management services to local authorities and the private sector.
Les Bullock, Area Sales Manager at Aebi Schmidt who have been supplying vehicles to Chesterfield for over 10 years, said: “We have been working with SFS for many years and we have a number of contracts operating very successfully. We have an excellent working relationship and we know we can rely on them to deliver an efficient and competitive service.”