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Officer Decisions

Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Development and Waste - Councillor Andrea Davis

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the Authority’s contract for the collection, haulage and recovery of waste paper collected by the District Councils of Devon (CP1541-18).

Decision Taken:

To award a contract to the below organisation for the provision of the above service.

Palm Recycling Ltd, Poplar Avenue, Saddlebow Industrial Estate, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. PE34 3AL
Company Registration Number and legal form: 07147643 (Private Ltd Company)
The service will commence on 1st April 2019 and expires on 31st March 2022 with option to extend the contract by periods totaling a maximum of 2 further years.

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

An Open Procedure tendering exercise has been undertaken in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

The Authority received a single tender in response to its invitation to tender for the recovery of waste paper.
The paper recommending the award of the contract to the above-mentioned company has been supported by the Head of Service for Waste Management and the Authority’s Strategic Procurement Manager.

However, in accordance with the Authority’s procedures for receipt of single tenders, the decision to award the contract is required to be made by the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Development and Waste.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

Not applicable.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:


Contact for enquiries/further information:
Saeed Mirehsan Position: Senior procurement officer (waste) Email: Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
1 March 2019

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: