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Officer Decisions

Head of Organisational Development - Ciara Eastell

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for CP1155-15 – The provision of
business, legal and tax advice in connection with the planning and
implementation of a new Public Service Mutual for Devon’s Library
Services, following a Restricted Domestic Tender exercise.

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 1st July 2015, for the period of 9 Months, until
approximately 31st March 2016.

Mutual Ventures Ltd, 2-6 Boundary Row, London, SE1 8HP

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:
Ciara Eastell, Head of LIbraries, Culture & Heritage Services, Tel: 01392 384315 , Email:
Decision Date:
18 June 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: