Decision details

AWRP Technical and Planning Advisor further competition

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Transport and Environment, Waste and Countryside Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Following a further competition procurement through CCS Framework RM3745, the decision has been taken to award the AWRP Technical and Planning Advisor contract to the successful tenderer.
The initial contract duration is 3 years, with two possible 1 year extensions available (total 5 years).

Reasons for the decision:

The waste team carried out a further competition exercise for provision of external technical and planning advice for the long term waste ppp contract with Amey. This advice is required as the team does not have the necessary skillset to carry out this function (such as advising on technical options, planning/s106 work packages, and reviewing changes in legislation and impacts on the Contract).

Alternative options considered:

In-House: This was discounted for a variety of reasons including lacking the necessary skills, capacity and budget, but also the variable demand, it being a core service for an external provider, and the independent nature of the advisor.
Other Frameworks: Failed to realise the necessary procurement objectives
Direct Award: This was not a possibility as it failed to meet one of the procurement objectives to seek a competitive and compliant process that could secure a longer term and stable contractual arrangement for the Council.
Open Procurement: Lengthy procurement cycle time and increased resource required, and an unnecessary duplication of activity when a suitable framework was available.

Publication date: 07/04/2021

Date of decision: 07/04/2021