Decision details

Operational Services - Contract Procurement - Metalwork

Decision Maker: Director of Operational Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved


To detail the approach to the commissioning and procurement of metalwork services for the Council.


The procurement in this report is for services that are a commonly recurring requirement of the Council.


The report will provide a brief description of the services, the value, the method of funding and the proposed procurement route.


The purpose of the report is to provide sufficient information for the Director of Operational Services to provide authority for the commission of the services and the procurement to be undertaken.


That the Director of Operational Services:


  • Approves the commissioning of metalwork services for a period of 4 years and an estimated value of £804,256, as set out in this report;


  • Approves the procurement strategy and contract awards of the metalwork contracts to deliver the commissioning strategy, as set out in this report.

Reasons for the decision:

Preferred option – to procure the appropriate contracts in the manner described in section 1 of this report. This will help enable the Council to continue to provide this key service. The procurement of the contracts will ensure the Council is operating in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and achieving best value in its procurement of the services.

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing – this is not an option as the Council has the ongoing requirement for metalwork services and public procurement regulations dictate that we procure a compliant contract for the delivery of these services.


Self-Deliver - this is not an option; the service has neither the capacity or expertise to deliver these goods and services.



Further extend existing contract – this is not an option as all available contract extensions have been utilised. As ever, Council must adhere to the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR) thus further variations (value and duration) are not deemed easily reconcilable with the provisions set out within PCR.




Publication date: 14/05/2024

Date of decision: 11/01/2024