The Cabinet had before it a *report of the Group Manager for Street Scene and Open Spaces advising Members on the results of the procurement exercise for the provision of fleet supply and maintenance and seeking approval to award the contract to the successful bidder.
The Cabinet Member for Finance outlined the contents of the report stating that the Vehicle Hire Contract would be more efficient than the current practice of purchasing and servicing vehicles outright.
Consideration was given to:
· Any extension to the contract at the end of the term would be by mutual consent with Exeter City Council
· The contract had been tendered jointly but there would be two separate contracts run independently with MDDC and Exeter City Council
(i) The contract be awarded jointly with Exeter City Council for fleet supply and maintenance to Supplier C with effect from 1 June 2019 for a term of 7 years with an option for a 7 year extension.
(ii) The Group Manager for Street Scene & Open Spaces explores further opportunities for joint working for Fleet Management.
(Proposed by Cllr P H D Hare-Scott and seconded by Cllr R L Stanley)
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.