Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Cabinet will be asked to approve a further short-term direct award contract to MPD FM Limited for the provision of SIA Security and Ancillary Services in order to maintain services while work continues on the letting of a new long-term contract.
Further to Minute 87 (15 February 2021), the Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety presented a report on the proposal to directly award for a further period the Council’s SIA Security and Ancillary Services contract to the current contractor, MPD FM Limited.
The Cabinet Member advised that the procurement of a new long-term contract was well advanced when information was received which led to the decision to withdraw the tender offer while the Council carried out further investigations. It was also recognised that the value of the contract had increased significantly since the tender documents had been drafted due to additional security requirements associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cabinet resolved to:
(i) Agree that the Council proceeds with the procurement of a contract for SIA Security and Ancillary Services with MPD FM Limited, via the ESPO Security Services Framework (347_18) without competition, for the period from 1 November 2021 to 31 July 2022 in accordance with the strategy set out in the report; and
(ii) Delegate authority to the Operational Director for Enforcement and Community Safety to negotiate and enter into the contract and all other necessary or ancillary agreements with MPD FM Limited.
Report author: Jonathan Woodhams
Publication date: 20/10/2021
Date of decision: 19/10/2021
Decided at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet