Decision details

Procurement of a Water Retail Supplier - OKD06 19/20

Decision Maker: Executive Director Place Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A retail market for the provision of water and wastewater has opened and an opportunity exists for the County Council to procure a single water retail supplier to bundle and manage the services for its corporate estate received from six different wholesale suppliers.


The key benefits of this procurement involve

(a) a lower overall cost for water and wastewater services

(b) more accurate and timely invoicing

(c) streamlined query management processes and

(d) opportunities to identify water efficiencies.


The Executive Director of Place Services has approved the commencement of a Competitive Call Off procurement process from the CCS Framework Agreement Ref. RM3790 to source a water retailer.


It is also approved that authority is delegated to the Director of Environment & Public Protection to award a fixed term contract of 3 years with the option to extend the contract for an additional 1 year (3+1) to the successful bidder following a procurement process. The intended award date is Summer 2019.

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Publication date: 17/05/2019

Date of decision: 17/05/2019

Effective from: 30/05/2019

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