The Company submitted a tender for the grounds maintenance contract in July and were subsequently awarded the contract having demonstrated a comprehensive service offer and value for money against strong competition from other bidders.
The contract is for the provision of grounds maintenance services to sites in and around Hastings, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Crowborough, Bexhill and Lewes including thirteen Secondary Schools and more than one hundred Primary Schools. Central to the John O'Conner offer is the provision of high levels of quality monitoring and reporting and an investment into employee training and development.
The contract will operate from an existing East Sussex County Council depot in Bexhill on Sea plus further satellite locations in Crowborough and Lewes. The Contract will be further supported from John O'Conner's existing office and workshop facilities which are also based in Bexhill on Sea.
Jane Carter, Head of Contracts and Purchasing, ESCC Children's Services Department said that "East Sussex are pleased to have secured such a high quality grounds maintenance contract and look forward to welcoming John O'Conner Ltd to East Sussex"
The Contract is scheduled to commence on the 30th January 2012 for a term of four years with the potential to extend for a further two years. John O'Conner are looking forward to working in partnership with the East Sussex team and are confident that improved services and value for money will encourage more schools to take advantage of the services on offer.