Derby City Council has praised its two DSOs for making a£200,000 surplus, claiming it 'demonstrates the value of i...
Derby City Council has praised its two DSOs for making a£200,000 surplus, claiming it 'demonstrates the value of in-house teams'.
The total 1996-97 surplus came from contracts covering building maintenance, refuse collection, grounds maintenance, building cleaning, and sports and leisure. The council said the surplus would be used to provide and protect future services.
The majority of Derby's contracts - worth£8.5m - will be up for re-tender next year.
Ron Blanksby, chair of Derby's contract services committee, said: 'If the work had been undertaken by the private sector, contract surpluses and additional income would not have been available for use by the council - these results emphasise the value of in-house teams.'