Decision details

Decision details

Award of contract for disposal of waste for recycling

Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes



Award of Dry Recyclate Disposal Contract


The Head of Direct Services submitted a report (previously circulated, now appended) which detailed the procurement process for the disposal of City collected recyclate and requested that the Director of Community Services be given delegated authority to award contracts to a supplier or suppliers having completed the open procedure of tender.


The Director of Community Services and Deputy Head of Direct Services presented the report.  They said that the Council faced substantial pressure on the waste collection service due to the dramatic fall in market prices for recyclate.  They explained that this was linked directly to global oil prices.  The Board noted that this would be a complicated procurement process but that the intention was to retain maximum flexibility in order to respond to changing market conditions going forward.


The Board agreed that recommendation 2 should be approved as drafted but added the caveat that if there were any complications in the procurement process the Director of Community Services should bring the matter before the Board.


The City Executive Board resolved to:


1.    Grant project approval in regard to the project for the disposal of recycled materials, as described in this report;

2.    Delegate authority to the Director of Community Services, after consultation with the Council’s s151 and Monitoring Officers, to award the contract or contracts to the supplier or suppliers selected following completion of the EU-compliant open tender process described in this report, for the disposal of the City’s recyclate.

Report author: Roy Summers

Publication date: 14/09/2015

Date of decision: 10/09/2015

Decided at meeting: 10/09/2015 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Effective from: 17/09/2015

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