Public lighting contract out for tender – McGuinness

Sinn Féin Councillor Conor D. McGuinness has welcomed confirmation from Council management that the local authority’s public lighting maintenance contract is currently out for tender. McGuinness has consistently raised concerns about value for money, responsiveness and other performance indicators in relation to the maintenance of public lighting in the Dungarvan-Lismore district. McGuinness raised the issue during the February meeting of Waterford City and County Council.

McGuinness said:

“I welcome the confirmation this afternoon that the public lighting maintenance contract is currently out to tender, and that council management has amended some the key performance indicators (KPIs) and terms in the contract in an effort to reach the highest standards of service.

“As this is a live tender I won’t make further comment except to thank Council management for listening to my feedback over the past number of months. The process is due to be completed over the coming month, with a new contract awarded in April.”