Decision details

Tree Surgery Framework of Contractors

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet gave consideration to a report of the Executive Director, Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods which sought approval to create a robust and comprehensive framework of tree surgery contractors to undertake all of Oldham’s tree surgery and urban forestry needs.

It was reported that a large proportion of Oldham’s tree work was undertaken by a framework of private contractors with the intention of increasing this going forward. This would require the framework of contractors to have a greater capacity and be more resilient in order to undertake the volumes of work that would be required. The report provided the result of the latest procurement exercise to appoint a new and resilient framework of tree surgery contractors.

Options/alternatives considered

Option 1 – To appoint a framework of 6 contractors as detailed within the report to a framework to undertake Oldham’s tree surgery and woodland management needs.

Option 2 – Do not appoint the framework of tree surgery contractors resulting in Oldham not having enough capacity to undertake essential tree surgery and woodland works within the Borough.


RESOLVED – That the Cabinet would consider the commercially sensitive information as detailed at Item 18 of the agenda before making a decision.

Publication date: 27/03/2018

Date of decision: 26/03/2018

Decided at meeting: 26/03/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/04/2018

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