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Officer Decisions

Procurement Manager - Business Services - Nick Richardson

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

CP2201-22 is a replacement contract for CP1247-15 Domestic White Goods

Decision Taken:

To continue to access the below organisation’s catalogue / framework for the provision of the above contract from the 1st April 2022 – 31st March 2026.
Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO)

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision was taken to continue to use the ESPO white goods catalogue which will be supplied from the new framework for the following reasons:
• Low value and declining spend
• ESPO provide free delivery of goods.
• ESPO provide collection of faulty goods.
• All goods come with a full one-year warranty.
• The majority of items are rated Energy A+ or above.
• Suppliers on the framework have met both price and quality standards following a full OJEU tender.
• Using the catalogue / framework will enable monitoring and controlling of spend.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

Alternative options were not considered given the spend value. The ESPO solution has been competed and was evaluated as providing best value for money.

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 relation to the award of this contract.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Mark Sibley, Senior Procurement Officer - Email: Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
6 April 2022

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: