Decision Maker: Delegated Executive Decisions
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Extension of contract to empty bring sites
throughout the District.
Consideration was given to the continuation of the current contract for Bring Sites at strategic locations across the District. The current contract had begun in 2018 for a period of three years, with an option to extend for a further two years. When the contract had been drafted, it had been anticipated that the outcomes of a national waste consultation would have been published during the first three years, which would have informed decision-making on the long-term delivery of services. However, the consultation process had been delayed by Covid-19 and the consultation and resulting guidance was now expected to be published in early 2022. It was, therefore, being proposed that a two-year extension of the contract be approved in order to facilitate the ongoing delivery of the service pending the outcome of the national guidance and decisions around LGR.
(1) Approval be given for the extension of the current Bring Site contract with the existing provider for a period of 2 years.
(2) Authority be delegated to the Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer) and the Operational Lead for Delivery and Commercial Services to agree the necessary contract terms.
Reasons for Decision
The decision will assist the Council in addressing the climate emergency, promoting the waste reduction hierarchy and helping to work towards South Lakeland being Carbon Neutral by 2037.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
The alternative options could include ceasing the service provision; providing the service using internal resources or re-tendering the contract. These options are not recommended due to the need to maintain services during the on-going pandemic and the uncertainty regarding long-term service arrangements in the recycling service whilst awaiting the published national guidance and there being no internal resources available to undertake this service.
Report author: Sion Thomas
Publication date: 31/08/2021
Date of decision: 26/08/2021
Decided at meeting: 26/08/2021 - Delegated Executive Decisions