Thursday, May 23, 2024

Citycare wins Far North council contract

New Zealand-owned property maintenance company, Citycare Property, has been awarded a contract to manage Far North community facilities for the next five years from 1 July.

The new contract will see Citycare Property take over a full range of maintenance services including reserve mowing, garden and playground maintenance, toilet care, litter control, town centre pavement cleaning and grave digging in all three Far North wards.

The multimillion-dollar contract, currently held by Green by Nature (formerly Recreational Services Ltd), is set to expire on 30 June 2024.

Property maintenance is one of the Far North District Council’s most significant contracts and has a total value of $16 million (excluding GST) over five years. By specifying a five-year contract (with an option to increase to nine years) Council says it aimed to encourage the successful provider to invest in Far North communities and people, and to fund suitable plant and equipment.

“The open tender process initially offered three ward-based contracts that might encourage smaller, local companies to apply. After evaluating all tenders, the council’s procurement team concluded that as well as securing a proven operator, Citycare Property’s commitment to provide services across the whole district offered the best service and value for money for ratepayers,” Council said in a statement.

“Citycare Property will employ local people and engage local suppliers to support the delivery of services and will be holding information and recruitment evenings in each ward.”

The sessions are scheduled for:

  • Kaitāia – Wednesday 1 May, Te Ahu Centre, 6pm to 8pm
  • Kaikohe – Thursday 2 May, Kaikohe Senior Citizens Hall, 6pm to 8pm
  • Kerikeri – Monday 6 May, Kerikeri Sports Complex, 6pm to 8pm

Citycare Property delivers similar services across New Zealand including Whangārei.

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