Decision details

Contract Award for the Revenues and Benefits Service

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet Member approval sought for contract award for the Revenue and Benefits Service.


1.         That the 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 Finance, Property and Regeneration approved the award of a contract for the Revenues and Benefits Service to the preferred bidder for the total sum as detailed in the reportfor the period of 7 years from 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2025, with the option to extend for up to 3 additional years at a cost detailed in the reportand noted the total cost of the 10 year contract, if extended.


Reasons for Decision 

1.         The Council’s current Revenues and Benefits Service contracts expire on 31 October 2018 and the Council therefore has to procure a new contract.

2.         The recommended contract award is based on:

a)     A high quality tender response from the recommended tenderer, which received good technical evaluation scores.

b)    Financial savings above the MTP savings linked to the procurementfor 2018/19 and 2019/20.

c)    A range of service improvements that interlink with the Council’s Digital programme.

Publication date: 12/10/2018

Date of decision: 12/10/2018

Effective from: 20/10/2018