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Officer Decisions

Head of Organisational Development - Dolores Riordan

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for ESPO348-16 Public Analyst Services following an OJEU EU tender 2015/S 182-330338 19/09/2015 by ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation)

Decision Taken:

To award a contract to the below organisations.

The contract will commence on 01/04/2016 for the period of 21 Months (31/12/2017) with an option to extend for a further 24 months until 31/12/2019

  • Hampshire and Kent Scientific Services,
  • Minton Treharne & Davies Ltd,
  • Public Analyst Scientific Services Limited,
  • Staffordshire Scientific Services,

West Yorkshire Analytical Services

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:

Cornwall County Council led the last Public Analyst contract and they will continue to lead with this ESPO option. Due to the nature of Public Analyst Scientific Services and the combined use by surrounding authorities this option was deemed to be the best for the users and DCC.

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:

There are no conflicts of interest in regards to this contract.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Paul Kirby, Procurement & Contracts Officer. Email,
Decision Date:
1 April 2016

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: