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Officer Decisions

Head of Digital Transformation and Business Support - Justin Bennetts

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for CP1142-15 – The provision of legal
advice in connection with the Re-commissioning of Devon’s Highway
Maintenance Services and Somerset’s Highways Maintenance
Services, following a Mini Competition under: The Crown Commercial
Service Legal Services Framework RM919 – Lot 6 OJEU Reference:
2012/S 11-017553

Decision Taken:

To award a contract (Subject to due diligence) to the below
organisation(s) for the provision of the above contract. The contract
will commence in June 2015, for the period of 21 Months, until
approximately March 2017.

Foot Anstey LLP, Senate Court, Southernhay Gardens, EXETER,

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 five bids were
received these were considered as part of the formal evaluation

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:

Not applicable.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Justin Bennetts, Strategic Procurement Manager, Tel: 01392 383000 , Email:
Decision Date:
27 May 2015

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: