The Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Core Services presented a report on proposals to procure a new contract for the provision of retail water services to cover the Council’s corporate requirements and that of the Borough’s schools.
The Cabinet Member explained that the intention was for the Council to lead on a joint procurement exercise with four other local authorities whereby a provider would be commissioned, via the LASER Y16045 Framework, to run a joint mini-tender on the authorities’ behalf. It was noted that the tender evaluation criteria was likely to be based on 55% cost and 35% quality, with the remaining 10% relating on the Council’s Social Value criteria, and that the contract would be let for an initial two year period, commencing 1 May 2022, with an option to extend for a further two years.
Cabinet resolved to:
(i) Approve the Council’s participation in the mini competition process, to be carried out by LASER, to procure a supplier to meet the Council’s retail water requirements with effect from 1 May 2022, in accordance with the strategy set out in the report; and
(ii) Authorise the Strategic Director, My Place, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Core Services and the Strategic Director, Law and Governance, to finalise any specific terms of the contract with the preferred bidder and award and enter into the contract(s) and all other necessary or ancillary agreements to facilitate the execution, implementation, and operation of the contract, including any extension agreement.