North East Lincolnshire Council’s Cabinet has approved proposals to extend the current agreement with ENGIE Services Ltd for an additional three years.
The service delivery contract has been in place since July 2010. This has now been extended, from the original end date of 2022, to 2025.
ENGIE Services Ltd are responsible for delivering the regeneration and infrastructure services for the Council within the North East Lincolnshire borders and have several similar contracts with other local authorities.
As with any other contract, this agreement is subject to regular reviews. The latest review had been requested by a cross-party, political and officer, working group in 2018. As a result of that review, in November 2019, various changes were made to the agreement to strengthen governance and improve performance within the financial envelope for the contract. And since those changes, progress has been made in a number of areas.
Cllr Philip Jackson, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “Since the review, there has been a robust improvement plan in place which has been monitored by portfolio holders and scrutiny, and has been successfully implemented.
“We have reshaped the relationship with ENGIE Services Ltd to make sure that the Council’s strategies and plans for growth are understood and followed.
“The partnership has worked particularly well in this last year as we responded to COVID, and looking forward, we have further aspirations for strong growth across the borough. Being supported to deliver our local services is a very important aspect of that.”
“This extension will give our two organisations the certainty they need for the next few years as we look towards greater working with Lincolnshire and understanding what that might mean, working within the local government budget framework, and assessing the progress of the partnership for the future.”
Nicola Lovett, CEO for ENGIE UK & Ireland, said: “Over the last ten years, we have built a solid and successful relationship with North East Lincolnshire Council and we are pleased to be offered an opportunity to build on this for an additional three years.
“These strategic partnerships allow ENGIE as a business to immerse itself in the local community, optimise resources, deliver sustainable services and utilise our wide-ranging capabilities in energy, services and regeneration – while supporting the council to meet its net zero carbon ambitions. The regular reviews we undertake with the council have offered a strong platform to tailor our services over the years and ensure we adapt accordingly to all social, economic and environmental issues.
“We are particularly proud of the collaborative approach between ENGIE, the council and the local community in the wake of Covid-19 and look forward to helping the region to continue thriving throughout and after this pandemic.”