Gristwood and Toms, the nation’s arboriculturalist, has been awarded a jointly procured single-supplier framework contract for three London boroughs: Islington, Waltham Forest and the City of London Corporation. The contract, led by Islington Council, begins in July 2017 and covers all aspects of arboriculture, including pruning, felling and planting of all Council owned trees. The total term value of this framework agreement is up to £14M, with a potential term of seven years.
Jake Tibbetts, Manager of the Tree Service at Islington said: “This joint procurement shows that by working together, councils can reduce costs and resources needed to procure contracts. Whilst the boroughs will call off individual contracts, some aspects of the on-going contract management will be shared, delivering further efficiencies.”
Darren Kilby, Head of Sales and Marketing at Gristwood and Toms added: “This significant contract win is testament to Gristwood and Toms’ expertise in the local authority arboricultural sector and our track record of delivery for London Boroughs. Under the new contract, Gristwood and Toms will implement mobile technology to improve operative and public safety, and invest in new equipment to enhance standards and productivity. We will also support apprenticeships, training and work experience programmes across all contract areas.”