Cegelec wins first PPP contract city lighting
Cegelec at the forefront of public lighting markets: a PPP contract signed with Castelnau-le-Lez
Brussels, Belgium – Cegelec, an international group providing technological services to companies, public and local authorities, has won the first public-private partnership (PPP) contract with a city in France to manage its public lighting based on the criteria of complexity as defined by the country’s partnership contracts regulations. It is also the number one contract in this field by its amount.
This 15-year contract, signed with the municipality of Castelnau-le-Lez in the Hérault department, focuses on the operation and maintenance of the 3,500 light points in the city of nearly 20,000 inhabitants. The contract represents an overall sum of 8 million euros, 1 million euros of which will be invested to continue developing the city and reinforcing its security.
At the end of a dialogue procedure lasting several months with Castelnau-le-Lez, a procedure outlined by the country’s partnership regulations, Cegelec presented the best proposal.
Cegelec set itself apart in particular through its internal command of all the technical skills related to the performance of the contract. The geographical proximity of the technical teams and implementation of simple and objective performance criteria to help measure the service provided to users were other decisive elements which led Castelnau-le-Lez to choose Cegelec.
Transparency of the work to be carry out by Cegelec is guaranteed by the implementation of a computer-aided maintenance management tool (CAMM) that is shared with the municipality.
With a network of 120 agencies and offices across the country the Cegelec teams dedicated to public lighting intervene on nearly 600,000 light points all over France, for maintenance, operations and new works.