Decision details

Park and Ride Contract

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Decision to go out to tender


(Graham Harrison, a member of the public spoke to the Committee prior to its consideration of the item.)


The Head of Transportation and Environment introduced the report which summarised the key aspects of the proposed specification for the next park and ride contract and sought authority to start the tender process.


The recommendations in the report were proposed, seconded and the councillors debated the matter. The Head of Transportation and the Environment gave points of clarification where needed.


The debate included recognition that the new contract would be more expensive in order to provide enhanced services, including measures proposed to contribute towards the council’s carbon emissions reduction target and that the budget on the agenda was designed to reflect this. The tender process and assessment would be very important for the sustainability of the contract going forward.




(a) That a formal tender process is undertaken in line with the resolutions of the Regeneration and Property Committee.


(b) That the Head of Transportation and Environment is given delegated authority to appoint a contractor, provided the total contract sum is within the proposed 2020/21 budget provision, in consultation with the Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee.


Reason for the decision: A competitive tender process is needed for the new contract. Flexibility would be built into the process to enable the council to make decisions on fuel type and other service improvements once the tenders have been returned and evaluated.


Record of the voting -

For the proposal (9): Councillors Clark, Cook, Dekker, Dixey, Fitter-Harding, Glover, L.Jones-Roberts, R.Thomas and Todd

Against the proposal (3): Councillors Baldock, Edwards and Kenny

Abstaining from the proposal (1): Councillor Ricketts

Report author: Richard Moore

Publication date: 05/02/2020

Date of decision: 05/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2020 - Policy and Resources Committee

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