Balfour Beatty has been named preferred bidder for a £200 million outsourcing contract for North Tyneside Council.
Balfour’s LivingPlaces business has been selected to provide business services, which incorporates finance, procurement, revenues and benefits, ICT, Customer Services and Human Resources.
The contract is expected to be worth in excess of £200m over 15 years.
Terry Woodhouse, managing director at Balfour Beatty LivingPlaces, said: “We already have existing partnerships with over 20 local authorities nationwide, offering similar services and we are dedicated to providing effective, efficient and sustainable services to customers in an environment committed to flexibility, innovation and staff development.
“The group already has a strong presence in the North East with nearly 2,000 employees located in the region. Many of them are delivering very similar services to those we will be providing for the North Tyneside Business Services partnership.”bab
North Tyneside’s Elected Mayor, Linda Arkley, said: “The partnership with external providers is the best solution for the council, its taxpayers, its staff and the borough.
“The partnership options we have selected are by far the most advantageous for North Tyneside. They will enable the council to invest in services, safeguard employee jobs and deliver further growth and investment for the borough, as well as achieve the stringent efficient targets we have set.”