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.
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