Issue details

Extension of Refuse Derived Fuel Contract

In February 2017, the Cabinet Member for Finance (on behalf of the Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services) delegated authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Infrastructure and Environment to award the Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) Contract. Decision RS14(16/7).


The RDF Contract was procured with an initial contract term of five years with an option to extend the RDF Contract in minimum increments of whole calendar years, for up to a further five calendar years.


The initial five-year term is not due to expire until April 2023. West Sussex County Council can extend the RDF contract on the same terms and conditions and there is a contractual requirement to inform the contractor, no later than 12 months prior to expiry, whether or not the contract will be extended.


The Director of Environment and Public Protection will be asked to extend the RDF Contract by 12 months from April 2023.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/01/2022

Decision due: March 2022 by Assistant Director (Environment and Public Protection)

Lead member: Steve Read, Assistant Director (Environment and Public Protection)

Lead director: Steve Read

Contact: Gareth Rollings, Commissioning and Infrastructure Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 24161.

Consultation process

Representation can be made via the officer contact.

Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel. 033 022 26052


Background papers

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