Skip to content

Officer Decisions

Chief Officer for Highways, Infrastructure Development and Waste - Meg Booth

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision not to award the Authority’s contract for the composting of the garden waste collected by East Devon District Council (April 2018)

Decision Taken:

Decision NOT TO award the Authority’s Contract for the composting of the garden waste collected by East Devon District Council.

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

A tendering exercise (ref: CP1513-17 /OJEU Reference 2017/S 199-409612) was undertaken to procure a 9-year contract for the reception and composting of the garden waste which resulted in a single tender return from Devon Waste Management Ltd. (DWML).

As this single tender return does not reflect market value, being £17/ tonne higher than the current green waste contract already in place (tendered in 2016), it is recommended NOT TO award the contract to DWML.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

New contracts to manage garden waste collected by North Devon and Torridge District Councils will need to be in place by October 2019.
It is proposed to re-tender the contract for EDDC’s garden waste as part of that procurement exercise on the basis that an increase in tonnage may make it more attractive to the market.

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 , Senior procurement officer (waste) , , 01392 383000
Decision Date:
4 April 2018

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: