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Coca-Cola retains contract, Town to take over vending services where applicable

Posted February 5, 2014

New Tecumseth and Coca-Cola have renewed a five year deal for the exclusive supply and delivery of beverages and equipment at various municipal locations across town.

Financial terms of the deal are confidential, but the big change is New Tecumseth will take the contract's administration and look after the vending machines where applicable, which for at least two years or so, was being done by Ward 6 councillor Richard Norcross. How Mr. Norcross came to take over vending machines from beyond his exclusive deal at the NTRC, was never made public.

Eight bidders requested documents, but only one proposal was submitted, which was the current rights holder, Coca Cola Refreshments Canada (CCRC). In it, New Tecumseth is obligated by the deal - and by extension its two concessionaires, Mr. Norcross at the NTRC, and Marco Concessions Toronto, Beeton and Tottenham - to only sell products supplied by CCRC.

New Tecumseth's parks and recreation department will look after 15 vending machines including at arenas in Alliston, Beeton, and Tottenham (excluding concession booth), Rotary Pool, PPG Park, Administration Centre, and Tottenham Conservation Area. As well as at The Hornets Nest.

"CCRC will provide equipment servicing 24 hours, 7 days a week with no charge for equipment delivery, set up or service. Delivery of products is at no charge and within 72 hours of orders," according to Director Ray Osmond's report to council. "The Department will service vending machines utilizing existing staff and will provide a variety of
beverages including the traditional sparkling products such as soft drinks and also juice, Vitaminwater and water in the various locations. The wholesale pricing of products will vary depending on sizing, package programs and market changes and the agreement will outline terms that govern pricing over the five (5) year period. CCRC are still drafting the agreement and it will be provided at the February 101h, 2014 Council Meeting for Council's review."

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