Decision details

Utilities - Supply of Water and Waste Water

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the Procurement Plan for the procurement of Water and Wastewater.


That the Procurement Plan for the appointment Water and Wastewater supplier to the Council in annex A of the report from the Executive Director: Delivery be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

There is a requirement of the Contract Standing Orders that any contracts in excess of £181K are required to go to a formal tendering process to ensure value for money and compliance with legislation.


To ensure that the Council has an effective and reliable water utility supply contract in place to deal and has affective management of this vital resource.


Presently all water invoices are sent directly to site for coding therefore there is no affective management of this utility and it is recommended that it is brought into central control at Time Square to manage the water supply contract, consumption and invoicing.


Water & Wastewater have consequential Climate Impact by centralising the account it will be easier to monitor and verify the effect of this supply to climate change,

within the Climate Action Plan.

Alternative options considered:

Not using a framework provider and tendering the contract, it was however considered that the most effective method is to utilise a local government Framework which complies to OJEU regulations.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Expenditure >£400,000 & Affects more than 1 ward.;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Cost saving for Council

Declarations: None.

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.

Making Representations: Executive Director: Delivery

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Procurement Plan


Director of Finance, Borough Solicitor, Head of Procurement

Contact: Hash Patel, Services and Energy Manager Email: Tel: 01344 355195, Richard Payne, Head Of Maintenance Email:

Publication date: 28/04/2020

Date of decision: 28/04/2020

Effective from: 06/05/2020