About Tayside Contracts

Tayside Contracts is the largest and longest serving local authority shared service in Scotland, serving the 420,000 citizens across the Council areas of Angus, Dundee City and Perth & Kinross. We are governed by a Joint Committee of elected members from our three constituent Councils.

Our services include catering, cleaning, roads maintenance, winter and emergency response, vehicle maintenance, quarry materials and a Signshop. We are proud of what we do and chosen by or customers for how we do it. (Click here to find out more).

We are a commercial trading organisation and provide services to a wide range of other customers both within Tayside and beyond.

We recognise that our work has a direct impact on the community and never forget that whether we are serving meals, cleaning buildings, maintaining roads or vehicles we are shaping our own environment.

Because we take as much pride in where we live as we do in our work, you can be doubly sure about our commitment to quality.

We have a wide range of both public and private sector clients. This site will tell you more about us, whether you are a potential client, prospective employee or interested in the training programmes we run. Please take the time to find out exactly how we can benefit you.

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Working in partnership

Tayside Contracts is a commercially based local authority contracting organisation providing catering, cleaning, roads maintenance, vehicle maintenance and winter maintenance throughout the Tayside area of Scotland.

We are the commercial trading arm of the Councils of Angus, Dundee City and Perth and Kinross and employ approximately 2500 people operating out of in excess of 300 establishments. Tayside Contracts operates under a Joint Committee consisting of elected members from each constituent council.

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Innovation with imagination

When you combine the wealth of experience we have accrued over the years with our attitude of always looking for better work methods, the result is innovation. Today, the 'Best Value Regime' is recognised by most companies as the way forward and has acted as a catalyst for many of the innovative solutions that have become synonymous with Tayside Contracts.

These include:

  • Development of recycling centres
  • Development of reed bed systems for treating gully waste
  • Development of a computer costing system in partnership with the private sector
  • Partnering agreements with the private and public sector
  • Development of new types of materials
  • Modernisation of working practices