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Decision details

Market Tender

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council wishes to go out to the wider commercial market for a term of at least 5 years for a market operator.  Permission will be needed from Cabinet as the value of the contract in its entirety will be more than £100,000.


The Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance sought approval from Cabinet to go out to OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) tender for a market operator and for relevant delegated authority relating to the tender process and future market operation.



That Cabinet



1.Approved the Council to go out to tender for a market operator from 1st April 2020 for a period of 5 years with an option to extend for up to an additional 2 years



2. Endorsed the Project Initiation Document – appendix 1



3  Delegated authority to the Assistant  Director for Regeneration and Growth in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Assets & Finance to:


  1. Commence the procurement process including the approval of the detail of the tender


  1. Following the procurement and evaluation process, appoint an operator



Two further confidential recommendations contained within the report were also approved by Cabinet.


 (Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor M Cook)


Report author: Matthew Fletcher

Publication date: 04/07/2019

Date of decision: 13/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 13/06/2019 - Cabinet

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