Issue details

Award of Contracts for Winter De-icing Salt and Gritter Fleet

The supply of de-icing salt and the provision of a gritter fleet is critical to ensuring the County Council can meet its statutory duty to maintain the highways and to ensure that, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe passage along a highway is not endangered by snow or ice. The contracts awarded for these services in 2018 expired on 31 March 2019 and new contracts are required.


In accordance with the Council’s Standing Orders on Procurement and Contracts and subject to confirmation of the key decision made by the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, the Director of Highways and Transport will be asked to:


  1. Award and enter into a contract for the provision of winter de-icing salt and


  1. Award and enter into a contract for the provision of a leased gritter fleet


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/04/2019

Decision due: May 2019 by Director of Highways and Transport

Lead director: Director of Highways and Transport

Contact: Chris Barrett, Contract Lead Professional Email: Tel: 033 022 26707.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Highways and Transport, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



Executive Director of Economy, Infrastructure and Environment

Director of Finance, Performance and Procurement

Director of Law and Assurance


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

Background3: A Prosperous Place

Background papers

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