Are the services outsourced to a private company, delivered by an in-house team or delivered by an organisation owned by the Authority.
If the services are delivered by a private company could you let us know the following
The name of the private company
The date the contract with the private company started
The annual value of the contract
The length of the initial term of the contract
The options for extensions to the initial term allowed for in the contract
When the contract will end
Will the service be subject to another competitive tender when the current contract comes to an end
If the services are currently delivered by an in-house team is the Authority considering outsourcing the service to the private sector and if so when?
If the services are currently delivered by an organisation owned by the Authority will this contract be open to a competitive tendering exercise and when is this likely to happen?
Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request as detailed below; I can confirm that our Grounds Maintenance, Arboriculture and Street Cleansing are run in house and there are no current plans to externalize. Please note that the trees on the highways are the responsibility of Essex County Council not Brentwood Borough Council so for details of their contractors you would need to address the FOI direct to them for that part.