Firms get share of lighting deal
A Rutherglen-based company is set to benefit from taking part in a new national buying framework for councils.
The new street light framework, developed by Scotland Excel, will help local authorities drive forward large-scale LED (light emitting diode) replacement programmes.
The four-year deal is expected to be worth a total of £20million, and 13 suppliers – including Rutherglen-based SPIE Limited – now have the opportunity to secure a share of this business following a detailed tender process.
Provost Eileen Logan, who represents South Lanarkshire on Scotland Excel’s executive sub committee, said: “I welcome this new Scotland Excel framework that will give Scottish councils quick and easy access to the specialist man power needed to deliver their major LED street light upgrades.
“It’s also good news for the area that SPIE Limited is one of 13 framework suppliers that could benefit from the money being spent by councils on these upgrades.
“Sustainability is at the heart of this framework. Its key focus is helping councils deliver street light replacement programmes that will cut emissions and running costs because LED lights use between 50 and 60 per cent less energy than traditional lamps.”
John Stewart, divisional director with SPIE Limited, said: “We are happy to support important schemes such as this that will benefit local communities and demonstrate our commitment to reducing and eliminating impact on the environment.”