Open Spaces Contract awarded

1/03/2019 12:00 a.m.

​1 March 2019

Central Otago District Council has awarded its Open Spaces Maintenance Contract to Otago company Delta Utility Services Limited.

The competitive procurement process involved an initial call for expressions of interest followed by a two-stage request for proposal process.

The contract will commence on 1 July 2019 for a period of five years. The contract can be extended by a further five years, subject to contract performance. The value of the contract is $1.7 million per annum.

Delta will take over the contract from incumbent contractor Asplundh.

The contract covers the maintenance and mowing of open spaces, gardens, parks/street trees, interments, playgrounds, Council tracks, operation of irrigation and the emptying of litter bins.  

Parks and Recreation Manager Gordon Bailey said Delta was committed to employing local staff and had a great knowledge of local conditions.

"Delta demonstrated its understanding of Council's 'Systems Thinking' contract model, computer system integration and general business fit with Council. It also has the Queenstown Lakes District Council High Profile Turf Maintenance Contract so knows the seasonality of this area and our growth phases."​

Council looks forward to working with Delta on the new contract.

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