Decision details

Purchase of Grounds Maintenance Machinery

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Streetscene

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Purchase of 2No Ransomes Highway 3 ride on mowing machines by way of direct purchase at £24,300 each.

Purchase to be funded via the Council's approved capital vehicle replacement program.

In procuring the equipment, tenders were invited by way of Source Derbyshire to comply with Council financial and tender requirements.

Reasons for the decision:

To meet operational delivery needs of the grounds maintenance service in anticipation of identified vehicles reaching planned replacement dates.

Alternative options considered:

Replacement of vehicles by way of hire/lease is not considered to offer good value to the Council and reduced flexibility how vehicles are managed throughout the course of their anticipated live. Outright purchase is considered the most cost effective option and provides greater flexibility in how the asset is managed.

Publication date: 07/03/2023

Date of decision: 03/03/2015

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