Decision details

OD/15/61 Supply only of Kitchens

Decision Maker: Officer Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

A decision was made to extend the existing kitchen supply contract by one calendar year to 31 March 2017 with Ridgeon’s, the current supplier, because a combined capital contract for bathrooms and kitchens is due to be advertised next year anticipated for a 5 year duration. This will enable a standard specification to be developed for kitchens across the Council’s entire Housing property stock. It is therefore considered to be economically in the best interests of the Council to extend the current contract for a further year and on that basis a decision was taken to waive the need for competition at this stage.

Decision:

Why it is being made listing reasons for the decision

A decision was made to extend the existing kitchen supply contract by one calendar year to 31 March 2017 with Ridgeon’s, the current supplier, because a combined capital contract for bathrooms and kitchens is due to be advertised next year anticipated for a 5 year duration. This will enable a standard specification to be developed for kitchens across the Council’s entire Housing property stock. It is therefore considered to be economically in the best interests of the Council to extend the current contract for a further year and on that basis a decision was taken to waive the need for competition at this stage.

 

Alternative options considered and why rejected

To tender for a contract for kitchen supply for one year. However the current supplier provided the most advantageous tender during the original bidding process and has demonstrated it can supply kitchens within the timescales required and it is therefore considered to be economically in the best interest of the Council to extend the current contract for one year.

Publication date: 07/04/2016

Date of decision: 15/03/2016

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