Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Cabinet Member approval sought for contract award.
1. That this report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of the Local Government Act 1972 Schedule 12A, Part 1, paragraph 3 (as amended), in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).
2. That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services approved the decision to award the contract to the preferred bidder as part of a competitive tender process for the period from 1st July 2020 to 30th June 2024 for a total amount as set out in the report, with an optional one year extension.
3. That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services delegated authority to the Director of Housing to consider/approve taking up the option of the one year extension, as allowed for within the contract conditions.
Reasons for Decision
Regulation 72 (1) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 require that for any variation clauses to be lawful they must be couched in ‘clear, precise and unequivocal’ terms, that state the scope and nature of possible modifications. This contract must be put onto a compliant contractual footing with clear start/expiry dates and provisions to extend that do not continue indefinitely.
Publication date: 26/03/2020
Date of decision: 26/03/2020
Effective from: 03/04/2020