A local authority has awarded a contract to supply and maintain its vehicles and equipment to one of the leading providers in the UK.
Harrow Council is teaming up with Go Plant Fleet Services in an initial eight-year deal worth a total of more than £25 million.
The full service agreement, which includes fleet management services, will also incorporate the authority’s substantial workshop and the TUPE transfer of 10 existing maintenance staff.
Up to three additional jobs will also be created by the move, which went live on January 1.
Go Plant Fleet Services will provide full contract hire with maintenance for around 140 brand new assets including compact sweepers, 7.5 and 12-tonne refuse collection vehicles and 60 accessible buses.
The deal includes grounds maintenance equipment such as tractors, mowers and rollers as well as quad bikes for weed spraying activity.
The company will additionally provide a ‘maintenance only’ service for the remainder of the authority’s 350-strong fleet which also features RCVs, road sweepers and various light commercial vehicles.
A seamless transition of service delivery means residents will be entirely unaffected by the authority’s decision to switch providers.