The Service Director People and Places submitted a report seekin agreement for an exemption to the council’s contract procedures in order to extend the agreement with Bartec under a framework agreement for the provision of an upgraded software system and accompanying hardware to support the waste collection and recycling service.
The portfolio holder agreed
· that Bartec be granted an extension of the contract for seven years with an option to extend again if the operating systems are still in good order. This includes new hardware and a free software upgrade at the commencement of the first seven years (the further extension is dependent on the lifespan of hardware and any changes to the CAP).
· that approval be given to proceed under the exemption to Contract Procedures contained within the Financial Regulations and Financial Procedure Rules on the grounds that a framework agreement is available that necessitates the council not having to go out to tender and the goods, works or services will still provide the council with best value for money.