Decision details

Contract Award for Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Decision Maker: Director of Neighbourhood Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Neighbourhood Services has approved the award of Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages to LWC Drinks Ltd for 12 months with the option to extend by a further 12-month period. The estimated cost is £320,000.00. The purpose of the contract is to provide the Council with a compliant route to purchase both Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic beverages for resale at Council venues.


Decision to Direct Award via TUCO Framework TUCO Ref: CAT11067-TU Lot 5 One stop shop option.


Reasons for the decision:

The Council requires the facility to compliantly purchase both Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic beverages for resale at Council Venues. This will enable the service to continue to generate a revenue stream for the Council. (the Services)


The services were commissioned utilising the Direct Award function via the TUCO Framework TUCO Ref: CAT11067-TU.


Awarded to LWC Drinks Ltd as the 1st Ranked supplier on Lot 5 One Stop Shop.


The financial value of this contract is estimated at £320,000.00, if the full term and extension option are utilised.


The contract will begin following approval on the 12/07/2024.



Alternative options considered:

Conducting an open tender exercise discounted due to savings on officer time and efficiencies unlikely to achieve a better commercial outcome and resource intensive.


Conducting a further competition via the above TUCO framework. The suppliers appointed to this framework have been through a compliant procurement process, during this process they were fully appraised on ability and commercial elements. The Councils current incumbent provided is Ranked 1st place on this lot considering both Price & Quality, therefore conducting a further competition is not likely to realise an improved outcome.


Therefore, these options were discounted.


Publication date: 19/06/2024

Date of decision: 19/06/2024

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