Issue details

Mid Kent Waste Contract Extension

1.1  During the Competitive Dialogue with Bidders as part of the retendering of the Mid Kent Waste Contract, it has been identified that the planned mobilisation period is insufficient for current vehicle manufacturer lead-times.


1.2  An urgent decision is required by the Mid Kent Partnership, which includes Maidstone Borough Council, within 5 days from the 17 August 2022 to enable the contract procurement to continue and to secure the extension of the current contract. Without this, it is highly likely that the Council will not be able to provide statutory waste collection services from October 2023.


1.3  The options for addressing the issue had to be considered prior to the Invitation to Submit Final Tender to ensure the procurement process can be completed successfully.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/08/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  -

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Contains bid information for a contract

Decision due: 17 Aug 2022 by Lead Member for Environmental Services

Lead director: Director of Regeneration and Place

Department: Public Realm and Environment

Contact: William Cornall, Director of Regeneration & Place Email:, Jennifer Stevens, Head of Environmental Services & Public Realm Email:

Consultation process

Urgent decision


Agenda items


  • Mid Kent Waste Contract Extension