Decision Maker: Officer Decision
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Ipswich Borough Council’s Events Team annually procures the hire of over £15,000 worth of pedestrian barriers for use in crowd control and public safety throughout its events programme; this expenditure can be reduced year on year by the purchase of a core amount of 500 barriers at a cost of £10,000, which will service 90% of the current events programme. In addition, these barriers can be hired out to other external users to create an income stream.
To approve the decision to purchase 500 pedestrian barriers for use by Ipswich Borough Council for its annual events programme and to be available to hire by third parties.
Reason: To greatly reduce expenditure year on year through a reduction in hire costs and the creation of an income stream from providing hire services of the barriers to other external events.
Publication date: 22/12/2015
Date of decision: 18/02/2015