Decision details

Mortuary Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Mortuary Contract


1.              That this report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of s100A and Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (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 Finance, Property and Regeneration:


a)        Approved the award of the contract under the previous terms with  the preferred bidder for the provision of additional temporary mortuary facilities to support London’s response to the pandemic until 31 May 2021 including the provision for wave 1 between March and July 2020


b)        Approved estimated expenditure to the sum as set out in the report for the provision of mortuary provision across London


c)        Approved payment to the preferred bidder to settle the cost of the mortuaries up to 31 July 2020 on behalf of all London boroughs.


Reasons for Decision


Westminster City Council was asked to finance the provision of pan-London mortuary facilities which ensured that excess deaths in London during Wave 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic were managed effectively.

Publication date: 18/09/2020

Date of decision: 18/09/2020

Effective from: 26/09/2020