Issue details

Removal of Bodies Contract on behalf of HM Coroner

The existing contract ends on 31/08/14 and we are required to retender for a new contractor(s) as the existing contractor does not wish to take the option for the additional year.

This is a statutory function that must be provided either by the local authority themselves, and by an appointed contractor(s).It is a business critical function that has high risk attached (reputation and impact on the bereaved) if the service fails or a new contractor is not found.  Approval to go out to tender is therefore required.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/11/2013

Anticipated restriction: Private  -

Decision due: 30 Jan 2014 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Health and Care Services

Lead director: Corporate Director - Health, Care and Community Services

Contact: Richard Parry, Corporate Director - Health and Care Services 15 Portland Square, Carlisle CA3 8NA Email: Tel: 01228 227110.


Stakeholders will be consulted on 15th and 23rd October 2013, and those included are Police, Mortuary Managers/staff, HM Coroners (and their deputies), Coroners Officers, The existing contractor, Local undertakers, Potential new contractors, CCC Procurement, DMT/CMT and CCC Coroners support team


Relevant Scrutiny Committee / Advisory Board: Adult Scrutiny Board