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Officer Decisions

Environment Manager - Peter Chamberlain

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for CP2256-22b Connecting the Culm – Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF) Element 2 (Natural Capital Assessment) following a Formal Request for Quotation process.

Decision Taken:

To award a contract to the below organisation for the provision of the above contract.  The contract will commence on 15th August 2022, for a period of 8 Months.

Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West Ltd

Hawkridge House

Summerfield Way


Somerset, TA21 8YA

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis of supplier achieving the best overall score for 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 during which four suppliers were invited to submit bids as part of the formal quotation process. Two bids were received.

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:
Alan Palmer, Senior Procurement and Contracts Officer - Email: Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
22 August 2022

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: