Decision details

Acquisition of Furniture

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The acquisition of furniture for the Council Chamber and offices at Mill Lane at a cost of £54,000 from within the agreed budget from Move Management Asset Removal Ltd.

Reasons for the decision:

Furniture contract - the estimate for this was below £50,000. The 4 requests for quotations came in above this level as the successful contractor is also going to recycle the current furniture as part of the contract. It is within the budget set aside for the furniture. There is a need to accept the offer before the end of the week in order to meet the agreed project timescales. The furniture needs to be programmed in to the manufacturing process to ensure delivery times are achievable.

Alternative options considered:

If the tender is not accepted, the contract will have to be retendered. Equally good terms might not be obtained and it would not be possible to relocate to Mill Lane within the agreed timescales.

Publication date: 08/03/2023

Date of decision: 19/03/2015

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