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Officer Decisions

County Solicitor - Jan Shadbolt

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for – CP1297-16(2): Transportation of Bodies on behalf of Her Majesty’s Coroner for North Devon, West Devon and Torridge following an OJEU EU tender process.

Decision Taken:

To award onto a Framework to the below organisation(s) for the provision of the above contract. The contract will commence on 1 November for the period of 36 Months, with an option to extend for a further 12 months

Organisation(s) Name(s) and Address(es)

Friendship and Sons Funeral Directors

Unit 7

Barle Enterprise Centre


TA 22 9BF

Dignity Funerals Ltd

4 King Edwards Court

King Edwards Square

Sutton , Coldfield

B73 6AB

Morris Bros(Tavistock)Ltd

The Old Bedford Foundry

Lakeside, Tavistock, Devon

PL19 0AZ


Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis of supplier(s) achieving the highest overall score within a best value tender (optimum combination of whole-life costs and quality) in line with the European Procurement Directives award procedure of Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT).

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

A competitive process was undertaken from which 5 bids were received these were considered as part of the formal evaluation process.


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:

Completed by Service Budget Holder/Service Officer (Contact value under £1M or Head or Service for contracts value over £1M)

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Jan Shadbolt County Solicitor, Email:, Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
1 November 2016

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