Decision details

Purchase of recycling boxes and lids ( Award of Contract)

Decision Maker: Delegated Executive Decisions

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No



Consideration was given to the award of contract to purchase recycling boxes and lids which ensures a consistent and efficient recycling operation, facilitates the replacement of lost and damaged boxes and supplies to new properties.

The Council had an annual replacement programme for boxes and lids and this was included in the capital programme. The tendered cost fell within the capital sum available; these items are on the procurement schedule which had been approved by Council in February 2022.

Details of the preferred bidder and their tender are outlined in the Part II Appendix to this report.



(1)        the Director of Customer and Commercial Services approve the award of a contract for the purchase of recycling boxes and lids for street scene to the preferred bidder as noted in Part II Appendix 1; and

(2)        the Director of Customer and Commercial Services agree, in consultation with the Procurement Specialist and Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer),  to enter into the appropriate contract on behalf of the Council with the supplier.

Reason for Decision

This decision links to the Council Plan priority for addressing the climate emergency by enabling consistent efficient recycling collections.

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

To not purchase the boxes and lids will impact on the Council’s reputation as a leading authority on waste and recycling.

Another alternative option is not to award to the recommended bidder, however this is not a preferred option because this is the only supplier that can fulfil our specification and ensure that the full criteria is met.

Report author: Frankie Flannigan

Publication date: 12/08/2022

Date of decision: 14/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 14/07/2022 - Delegated Executive Decisions

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