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Officer Decisions

County Solicitor - Jan Shadbolt

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for CP2023-20 – Coroners Body Removal Contract, following a Social and Other Specific Services (also known as ‘the light touch regime’).  FTS Reference: 20210527-000012

The procurement has followed a single stage tender process.

Decision Taken:

To award a contract to the below organisation(s) for the provision of the above contract.  The contract will commence on  1st September 2021 for the period of 36 Months, with an option to extend for a further 24 months


Organisation(s) Name(s) and Address(es)


Chapter Response Ltd,

3 Dean Clarke House,

Southernhay East,




E.A.Dodd & Son Honiton,

Stamps Building, King Street

Honiton, Devon,

EX14 1AF


N Friendship and Sons Funeral Directors Ltd,

46-48 Ladymead Road,




Le Roy Funeral Service

10 Alphington Road,




Morris Bros(Tavistock)Ltd,

The Old Bedford Foundry,

Lakeside, Tavistock, Devon,

PL19 0AZ

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 5 bids were received these were considered as part of the formal evaluation process.

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 were no conflicts of interest

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Name: Oliver Reed Position: Procurement and Contracts Officer - Services Email: Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
23 August 2021

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: