Decision details

Permission to Procure - Highways, Transport & Fleet Materials Framework

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To give approval to go to tender for the supply of materials for use by Highways operational teams. A new framework agreement needs to be created with key suppliers for the supply of materials and to ensure best market prices are achieved that will deliver maximum efficiency. The contract will be for two years


Cabinet considered a joint report from the Corporate Directors Environment and Community Services and Resources which sought approval to commence the procurement process for the supply of various materials to support the in-house operations team.  Approval to award these contracts would be brought back to Cabinet later as a separate report.

The materials to be procured were classified into 9 broad categories:

§                1 – Bituminous Coated Materials

§                2 – Bitumen Emulsion & Set Tarmac

§                3 – Road Stone & Concrete Aggregates

§                4 – Cement and Brickwork

§                5 – Ready Mixed concrete

§                6 – Ducting & Drainage Materials

§                7 – Manhole, Gully Covers and Frames

§                8 – Concrete Kerbs, Channels & Edging

§                9 – Concrete Paving Products



(1)               the commencement of the procurement process for the supply of materials to support  the in-house highways operations team based detailed in s.1.2 of the report be approved;


(2)               the Corporate Director for Environment and Community Services, and the Corporate Director Resources, in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Highways and Transport, and Procurement determine the final structure of the procurement.

Report author: Andrew Moss

Publication date: 28/10/2014

Date of decision: 23/10/2014

Decided at meeting: 23/10/2014 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/11/2014

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