In 2015 the Council ran an open competitive tender exercise for various repair works to some of its bus shelters. In respect of certain bus shelters, this included requesting quotations for a standard level of repair and an enhanced level of repair. The Council only received two tenders for the standard level of repairs and only one tender for the enhanced level of repairs for the shelters in question. The Council subsequently chose to proceed with the enhanced level of repairs for the shelters in question as this was considered to offer the most economically advantageous option in the long-term, as it should result in reducing the need for further repairs in the future by making the bus shelters more vandal proof.
The Council now wishes to carry out the enhanced level of repairs to all relevant bus shelters that were not repaired in this way in 2015 together with some other general repairs.
However, as a competitive tender exercise was run for the same type of works only a year ago and as there was only one tender submitted for these works at that time, it has been decided to waive the requirement for competition in the Council’s CSOs.
Keeping the Council’s bus shelters in good repair, including carrying out preventative maintenance works, is an important part of the Council’s wider aims to encourage the use of public transport. It is important for public safety. It also helps to prevent further crime and disorder by making bus shelters more vandal proof.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/04/2016
Decision due: 20 Apr 2016 by Officer Decision
The Portfolio Holder for Environment & Transport has been consulted on this decision.