Institut Cerdà has presented the preliminary results of the study “Towards efficiency in the Gardening services contracting by local entities”, at the Press Association of Madrid.
Miguel Hernández, Institut Cerdà’s Environment Director, coordinated and directed the study which analyzed various cases, from all around Spain. The conservation of gardens and municipal green areas was studied from various points of view: social, labour, economic-financial, technological and innovation. The report is now in its editing phase and the final results will be presented in the coming months.
The key role of the parks and urban gardens maintenance services is reinforced by the budget allocated to these tasks by municipalities, which represents, on average, 2.7% of municipal budgets.
This market represents 835 million Euros, of which almost 70% corresponds to public sector contracts. About 13,000 people are employed in providing public sector gardening services.