1.1During 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.
1.2An 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
1.3The 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