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Capita Symonds selected by Sefton

10 March 2008

Capita Symonds has been chosen as preferred bidder by Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council to develop a 10 year strategic partnership to deliver a wide range of property and highway services.

The agreement, valued at approximately £70 million, will include:

  • architecture and quantity surveying 
  • building maintenance and mechanical/electrical design
  • engineering design 
  • estate management
  • highways management and street lighting; and
  • drainage

Paul Pindar, Chief Executive of The Capita Group Plc, parent of Capita Symonds, said: “This partnership will support the Council’s corporate objectives around performance, prosperity and regeneration. We look forward to working with Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council and its employees to ensure that the local community benefits from first class public services.”

To support the delivery of the property and highway services, approximately 150 Council employees are expected to transfer to Capita Symonds under TUPE on 1 October 2008.

Further negotiations are taking place. The contract is expected to be for a 10-year period with an option to extend for a further five years.