A new contract has been awarded to Gough & Kelly Ltd to run security services for the Council.
The contract started on 1st November and is expected to be worth £15 million over the next 5 years.
The services to be provided include, “Manned Guarding, Key Holding, Intruder Alarm Monitor and Investigation, Supply of Security consumables, locks, padlocks and locking systems”.
A separate contract sees the outsourcing of the Councils CCTV monitoring service
Given the size of the contract – and the sensitivity of CCTV monitoring – the contract has attracted remarkably little debate in the Council!
There has been a similar lack of debate about the cost of a one year contract for “Independent Mobility Assessments” for the issuing of disabled parking Blue Badges. The contract will be worth £52,950 and has been awarded to Premier Physical Healthcare Ltd