Decision details

Drains and Sewers Clearance Contract

Decision Maker: Executive Director - Commercialisation (S151)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To award the new drainage and sewers contract to Dalrod after a full tender procurement process carried out alongside the central procurement team.
This contract will supersede the works that Bates Environmental have been carrying out on our behalf outside of any contract perimeters

Reasons for the decision:

All aspects of the tender process have complied with the Contract Procedure Rules and the procedure has been carried out in association with the Contracts and Procurement Team. Public Sector Partnership Services has provided confirmation that the sum required for the proposed contract is included within the approved budget for 4 years minimum

Alternative options considered:

Do Nothing - This would breach procurement guidance by letting a contractor carry out works while outside of a contract.
This is not considered to be appropriate because the works that the contract covers are essential in order to meet the requirements set out in the Public Health Act 1984, and Environmental Protection Act 1984
That the contract be awarded to an alternative contractor - This is not possible without aborting the procurement process and starting the tender process again, because, following the evaluation process, Dalrod were the highest scoring tenderer following a formal procurement process.

Conflict of Interest: None

Equalities Issues: The contract enables properties to maintain a pre-approved minimum standard.

Contact: Jason King, Housing Landlord Services Manager Email: Email:

Publication date: 17/02/2021

Date of decision: 19/02/2021