Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
This report will seek approval to novate (transfer) the grounds maintenance contract from Sodexo to Tivoli Group Limited following the sale of Sodexo’s Horticultural Division to Tivoli.
The report will also propose an extension to the contract to enable a further review of the service specification to identify potential carbon reduction measures and efficiencies and also the method of service provision.
1. That delegated authority be given to the Council’s Monitoring Officer and S151 Officer to undertake all legal and financial requirements necessary and document, in order to complete the novation of the Grounds Maintenance Contract from Sudexo Limited to Tivoli Group Limited be approved.
2. That delegated authority be given to the Head of Housing, Health and Environment to undertake all necessary requirements to extend the term of the Grounds Maintenance Contract by 12 months in consultation with the Council’s Monitoring Officer and S151 Officer and that the Monitoring Officer completes all necessary legal documents to do this be approved.
REASON FOR DECISION:
An additional extension would allow time for the Council to review the service and take account of the current financial position and emerging Five Year Plan.
Report author: Gary Stevenson
Publication date: 11/03/2021
Date of decision: 11/03/2021
Decided at meeting: 11/03/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 19/03/2021