Issue - decisions
Contract for Streetscene Services - Arboriculture - 2013 to 2016
A report by the Interim Director of Technical Services advised the Cabinet of the completion of the “Streetscene Services Arboricultural Contract 2008 to 2010” and sought approval for the proposals to provide a continued service in the short-term, together with proposals for the next Arboricultural Contract.
The report also advised the Cabinet of the long-term proposals to bring back in-house the maintenance and management of Arboricultural Services.
The Cabinet noted that the maintenance of all aspects of the highway infrastructure, including highway trees, was a statutory duty on the Council as Highway Authority.
RESOLVED: That the Cabinet
(1) approves the proposal to procure competitive tenders for Arboricultural Contractors for a new “Streetscene Services Arboricultural Contract 2013 to 2015” for the period from June 2013 to June 2015, with the option of a one-year extension to June 2016; and
(2) approves the recommendation to provide a limited service for the interim period, between 31 December 2012 and 1 June 2013 with an estimated value of £16,500, primarily dealing with emergency/urgent issues and reactive maintenance by employing Amenity Tree Care Ltd on the same financial terms as those that currently exist.