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Officer Decisions

Head of Human Resources - Jacky Wilson

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for CP1390-16 Provision of Eye Testing and of DSE Spectacles following a direct call off from the Crown Commercial Services framework, Employee Eye Care – NEC/3/0065.

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 on 30th January 2017, for the period of 12 Months.


Specsavers Optical Superstores Limited

Forum 6 Parkway, Solent Business Park Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7PA

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis that this option was the most economically advantageous. The framework agreement provided the authority with instant savings on the cost per voucher, along with the time and costs involved in tendering the opportunity.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

An options appraisal was carried out with the following options considered:

  • Extend the current contract
  • Award to another supplier on the CCS framework
  • Award under another framework
  • Let the contract expire
  • Retender for a new contract
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:

No conflicts of interest in relation to the award of this contract.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Rebecca Baggett, Procurement and Contracts Officer,, 01392 383000
Decision Date:
27 February 2017

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: