Decision Maker: Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve a Procurement Plan for specialist
printing and postage services for elections and electoral
registration. This is to ensure the requirements for future
elections and registration materials are produced in a legally
compliant way, at a competitive price.
The Executive Member approves the procurement plan to enable the tendering of this contract.
i. To ensure the printing requirements for future elections and registration materials are produced in a legally compliant way, at a competitive price.
ii. The existing contract for specialist printing services came to an end in February 2021. An extension on existing terms was granted to cover the period of March 2021 to February 2022. This decision seeks approval to undertake that new procurement plan.
i. Consideration was given to using in house services, however there is not expertise and knowledge to deliver the specialist print services that are legally required.
ii. At the point of commencing this process there were no opportunities for collaboration with other public bodies.
iii. Utilising existing framework agreements. Those found to be available do not provide a comprehensive service required by the Council. To use an existing framework, it would be necessary to carry out a mini competition alongside a regular procurement exercise and this would double the administrative burden
Reason Key: Expenditure > £400,000;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Delivery
Contact: Ann Moore, Assistant Director: Democratic & Registration Services Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 352260.
Publication date: 15/11/2021
Date of decision: 15/11/2021
Current call-in Count: 0