Manchester Airport has appointed Vale Contract Services to provide its landscaping services worth a six-figure sum for the next three years. The contract started on 1 September and runs for an initial period of three years.
Work involves the maintenance of all non-airfield landscape features which includes mature tree and shrub planting around the main terminals and on-site carparks, decorative features by the main terminal buildings, care and management of environmental areas and SSSIs.
Vale will also be responsible for the maintenance of 350 interior plant displays in terminal buildings and the Skywalk rail connection.
The contract followed a two-stage procurement process, with tenders evaluated on a 60 per cent quality and 40 per cent price criterion.
The company has provided non-airfield landscape maintenance at East Midlands Airport since 1998. It has appointed a new team that will be based at the airport including a contract supervisor, team leaders, skilled gardeners and plant technicians. A young person from Shaw Trust will work alongside their team, as part of the airport's Community Champions initiative .