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Officer Decisions

Head of Economy, Enterprise and Skills - Sofie Francis Team Manager- Economic Analysis, Funding & Partnerships

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to direct award the contract for CPF1441-DCC4: Analysis of the Barriers to Business Engagement and Productivity for the Engaging Rural Micros Project from LOT 1 of CPF1441-17 Economic Research & Bid Support Framework.

Decision Taken:

To direct award a contract to the below organisation for the provision of the above contract. The contract will commence on 4th February 2019 until 1st April 2019. Transform Research Consultancy Ltd

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 direct award from LOT 1 was made as per the Framework Agreement for CPF1441-17 Economic Research & Bid Support Framework.

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:
Sofie Francis Position: Team Manager- Economic Analysis, Funding & Partnerships Email: Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
1 February 2019

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