Decision details

Bulky Collections & Local Welfare Provision Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Environment which sought approval to award a new bulky waste collection and local welfare provision (LWP) contract to start 1st April 2023.

It was reported that the new contract was an attempt at combining two Council services, which were currently being operated under separate contracts.

The main aim of the new contract would be to develop financial and resource efficiencies whilst at the same time maximising the flow of bulky collected pre-loved furniture and white good items into the LWP scheme. The new contract would improve the Council’s ability to help and support the needs of vulnerable residents (in furniture poverty) when trying to establish or maintain a home in the borough.


Options/alternatives considered

Option 1 – To approve a new combined bulky collection & LWP contract be entered into with FRC (Bulky Bob’s).

Option 2 – To not award FRC a new contract and undertake a new procurement process with the aim of awarding two new separate contracts. There are no perceived operational benefits to this model.

Option 3 – To not award FRC with a new contract and continue as we are. This is not a viable option as both the current Bulky and LWP contracts require renewal and due to the costs associated, compliant contracts are required.


RESOLVED – That the Cabinet would consider the commercially sensitive information contained at Item 16 before making a decision.

Publication date: 25/01/2023

Date of decision: 23/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 23/01/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/02/2023

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