Issue details

Commissioning of a proactive and reactive kitchen equipment maintenance contract

The County Council is responsible for the proactive and reactive kitchen equipment maintenance in around 200 primary phase schools and special schools, which are used to enable the provision of school meals.  There is currently no formal contract in place for the scheduled and reactive maintenance of this equipment.


It is proposed to let a contract which would include an annual service visit to each school to ensure equipment is operating safely and efficiently and undertake reactive maintenance when a piece of equipment fails.  Following conclusion of a procurement process approval is now sought to award the contract to the successful bidder.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/03/2024

Decision due: June 2024 by Assistant Director (Education and Skills) (Claire Hayes)

Lead director: Assistant Director (Education and Skills) (Claire Hayes)

Contact: John Figgins, Head of Caterins Services Email: Tel: 033 02222814.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the decision maker, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken


Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Learning and Skills

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553


Background papers

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