Decision details

Ground Maintenance Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Consideration was given to recommendation CE 23/36 of the Communities and Environment Scrutiny Select Committee of 21 September 2023.


Cabinet noted that no requests for further alterations to the proposed levels of service and potential savings previously reported had been received.   However, proposals for the removal of flower beds had been rejected and Officers would work with the incoming successful contractor to increase the use of perennials in the future design of flower bed displays.


Due regard was given to the views of the Scrutiny Select Committee, the financial and value for money considerations, the legal implications and the risk and equality impact assessments.




(1)          Kent Commercial Services Framework be used for external procurement;


(2)          the length of the contract be five years plus five years;


(3)          the Contract be awarded based on the most economically advantageous tender and be evaluated on 50% price and 50% quality;


(4)          the proposed levels of service and potential savings (as set out in Annex 1) be noted, and incorporated in the contract documentation;


(5)          the quality assessment criteria be agreed (as set out in Annex 3); and


(6)        a lease of the Maintenance Buildings be granted to the successful contractor as per the terms detailed in the report.

Publication date: 05/10/2023

Date of decision: 03/10/2023

Decided at meeting: 03/10/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/10/2023

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