Decisions published

14/06/2024 - AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR MAINSTAY ACCESS GATEWAY ref: 5686    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Housing

Decision published: 09/07/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024


The Director of Housing Services has awarded the contract for the Mainstay Access Gateway which will run from 1st July 2024 – 31st June 2027 with a further 2 options to extend to 2029.

19/06/2024 - Contract Award for Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages ref: 5675    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Neighbourhood Services

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 19/06/2024


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.



This report sets out a proposal for the Council to enter into a funding agreement with Wirral Growth Company LLP (WGC) to allow it to procure, via a specialist contractor Ameon Utilities Limited, the delivery of a primary sub-station in Birkenhead Town Centre. Scottish Power Energy Network (SPEN), the electricity provider for the region has advised that the network in and around Birkenhead is operating at capacity and without the investment in a new primary substation the network will be unable to support future demand for electricity that will be generated from the implementation of projects drawn from the Council’s on-going regeneration plans for the area.


The project is ready to be delivered and when operational, the primary substation will help to support investment in a range of new developments that when completed will help to create a regenerated town centre which is a long-standing priority for the Council as reflected in the Wirral Council Plan 2023-2027 and the Birkenhead 2040 Framework. The recommendations contained in this report directly support the key priority within the Council Plan to “Continue our ambitious regeneration programme through increased investment, jobs and new businesses throughout the borough”,It also supports the people focused regeneration theme of the Council plan.


Decision Maker: Director of Law and Corporate Services (Monitoring Officer)

Decision published: 18/06/2024

Effective from: 22/06/2024


The Director of Law and Corporate Services has approved the Council entering into a development funding agreement and any other necessary associated legal agreements with Wirral Growth Company LLP (WGC) to allow the delivery of a primary substation on land to the rear of Europa Pools on Conway Street, Birkenhead. 



Lead officer: Anna Perret

13/06/2024 - Release of Restrictive covenants at Grange Hill, West Kirby ref: 5673    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Place

Decision published: 17/06/2024

Effective from: 13/06/2024


The Director of Regeneration and Place has authorised that:
(1) all the covenants restricting the principal use of the land for agricultural land in relation to the land at Grange Hill, Grange Old Road, West Kirby be removed (“the site”);
(2) The piece of land forming part of the access road and at the entrance to the site off Grange Old Road be sold to Hassett Homes Ltd; and
(3) The above transaction shall proceed on the terms as set out in Appendix 1 to this report

Lead officer: Steve McMorran


On the 6th of March 2023, the Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee authorised the Director of Public Health to recommission Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Wirral (for an Integrated Sexual Health Service and Community HIV and STI Support Service).  The Committee, delegated authority to the Director of Public Health to award the tender to the successful bidder(s) following the tender process. This report provides an update on the recommissioning process and seeks a decision on the outcome in relation to the Community HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and STI (sexually transmitted infections) Support Service.


The process has concluded, the tenders received have been fully evaluated according to the Council’s procurement rules and the Director of Public Health is recommended to award the contract to the successful bidder, Sahir House. Current commissioning arrangements expire at the end of August 2024.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 15/06/2024


The Director of Public Health has decided to approve the award of a five-year contract in relation to the Community HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and STI Support Service  commencing on 1 September 2024 and running until 31 August 2029 (with the option of two one-year extensions) at a total cost of £524,088 over the initial five-year term, to Sahir House within the approved budget and as the highest scoring tenderer in accordance with the Most Economically Advantageous Tender criteria.


Lead officer: Hayley Clifton, Jennifer Smedley

06/06/2024 - Contract Award for the Purchase & Supply of 2 x Hako City master 1650 sweepers with weed ripper attachments ref: 5670    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Neighbourhood Services

Decision published: 06/06/2024

Effective from: 06/06/2024


The Director of Neighbourhoods has approved the award of a contract to Hako Machines Ltd Company Number 01414225) for the purchase of 2 Hako City Master 1650 sweepers (the Sweepers) at a cost of £202,948.48 exclusive of VAT for the purpose of weed growth control and removal within Wirral boroughs network of alleyways/passages.


The contract to purchase the Sweepers includes a 1-3 year warranty under which Hako Machines Ltd is obliged to provide 4 services of each 12 month period up to 2000hrs per year of use during the warranty period and the cost for this is a total of £23,312.63 exclusive of VAT in addition to the purchase price for the Sweepers.


The Sweepers have been purchased by direct award under Lot 5 of the YPO Contract framework, ref:0001170 Contract: Purchase, Lease and Hire of specialist Vehicles 3.5T and over, including associated products and services. The procurement exercise to purchase the Sweepers has been completed in accordance with the Council’s Contract procedure Rules and the Contract Procurement Regulations 2015.