Decision details

Re-Commissioning of Highway Services from October 2018

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report of the Strategic Commissioner for Environment sought approval for authority to be given to officers to award contracts to eligible suppliers for the delivery of the commissioned elements of the service.


Resolved –


(1)  That the business case benefits and rationale for bringing these services back under Wirral Council control from October 2018, be noted.


(2)  That authority be delegated to officers to award contracts for both ‘planned structural and transport’ capital schemes and ‘planned routine and reactive’ work via two procurement routes, Restricted tender and the Constructionline framework respectively, as outlined in Section 7.0 of the report.

Reasons for the decision:

Completion of the necessary procurement processes is necessary to ensure service delivery arrangements are in place for October 2018 when the current contract arrangement expires. This is especially important for the day-to-day routine work such as pothole and street lighting repairs that ensure the Council meets its statutory obligations as Highway Authority.


Both the Restricted tendering and the Constructionline framework are compliant with UK Procurement Regulations and the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules.

Publication date: 24/07/2018

Date of decision: 24/07/2018

Effective from: 01/08/2018

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