Decision details

Weed Control Options Appraisal

Decision Maker: Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Options appraisal exercise carried out for future weed control operations.



That the Committee does not support the option presented in the report to procure a weed control contract for a term of up to 4 years and wishes to have more information before deciding on a long term option for weed control.

Committee would like further information on a fully integrated in-house service, covering all aspects of edge of highways and street maintenance including but not necessarily limited to grass cutting and weed control.

Committee therefore requests that the Director of Neighbourhoods reports back to the Committee as soon as possible with the above information. In the meantime the Committee agrees to the commencement of a tender process for the procurement of a weed control services contract for a period of one year with an option to extend for 1 year.

The Committee also agrees to give delegated authority to the Director of Neighbourhoods to award the one year contract with an option to extension for 1 year within approved budget and in accordance with the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) criteria.

Report author: Mike Cockburn

Publication date: 07/09/2021

Date of decision: 07/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 07/09/2021 - Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee

Effective from: 15/09/2021

Accompanying Documents: