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FOI 8602

Local Authority Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance

Request

I am currently researching the Local Authority Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance industry and would like to request the following information from your authority under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

1. How much did your organisation spend on grounds maintenance & landscaping services in 2013?

a. If 2013 calendar year is unavailable, please s tate for most recent 12-month period where data is available

b. Where spend is part of a broader multi-service contract, please provide an estimate of spend on grounds maintenance; landscaping services only

2. How much of this spend was directed to outsourced service providers?

3. Where spend is outsourced, and for all contracts where spend is larger than £20k:

a. Who currently provides your grounds maintenance & landscaping services?

b. What other services (besides grounds maintenance and landscaping, if any) are included in the contract?

c. What is the total annual value of the contract (for all services provided)?

d. When did the contract start?

e. When does this contract end?

f. Who provided you with these services prior to the start of this current contract?

Response

1. How much did your organisation spend on grounds maint enance & landscaping services in 2013? Spend on grounds was circa of 740K 2013/14. This includes support on costs, without on costs and purely service delivery 550K
a. If 2013 calendar year is unavailable, please s tate for most recent 12-month period where data is available
b. Where spend is part of a broader multi-service contract, please provide an estimate of spend on grounds maintenance; landscaping services only
2. How much of this spend was directed to outsourced service providers? N/A
3. Where spend is outsourced, and for all contracts where spend is larger than £20k: Brentwood Council is an in house service provider, therefore we only spend minimal on outsourced contracts. The only spend over 20k was for rural sightline and countryside open spaces at a cost of 25K.

a. Who currently provides your grounds maintenance & landscaping services? The service is run in house
b. What other services (besides grounds maintenance and landscaping, if any) are included in the contract? N/A
c. What is the total annual value of the contract (for a ll services provided)?N/A
d. When did the contract start? N/A
e. When does this contract end? N/A
f. Who provided you with these services prior to the start of this current contract? Service has always been run in house