Agenda item

Civil Enforcement Contract (Parking Services) - Delegated Authority to Spend and Award Contract

This report informs the Committee of the ongoing procurement process for the Civil Enforcement (Parking) Contract(s) and seeks authority to enter into a contract with the most economically advantageous tenderer.


The Executive Director of Economic Growth & Neighbourhood Services submitted a report providing information on the ongoing procurement process for the Civil Enforcement (Parking) Contract(s) to be implemented in November 2023 and seeking authority to enter into a contract(s).


The report explained that the Council currently outsourced the provision of its Civil Enforcement Services through one contract.  This had been running for ten years and would expire on 31 October 2023.  The proposal would be to award new contracts from 1 November 2023 for a period of four years with the option of extending the contract for a further 3+3 years, subject to performance. Some functions were proposed to move in-house, primarily delivery of customer services in relation to informal PCN challenges to align with the Council’s aims and values in relation to the customer journey.


To allow for flexibility of the delivery of services the contracts would be split over three lots comprising:


·       Lot 1: Civil Enforcement Services

·       Lot 2: Civil Parking Enforcement PCN and Permit Software and Associated Hardware

·       Lot 3: Combined bid


Resolved –


(1)      That the recommended procurement route and process as described in the associated report be noted;


(2)      That the Interim Executive Director for Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, the Director of Finance and the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services, be authorised to finalise the terms of and enter into a contract(s) to provide civil enforcement services with the most economically advantageous tenderer(s).

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