Issue details

Award of Contract: Procurement of water, wastewater and ancillary services

A retail market for the provision of water and wastewater has opened and an opportunity was identified for the County Council to procure a single water retail supplier.


The expected key benefits include:


·       More accurate and timely invoicing

·       More efficient service provision

·       Opportunities to identify water efficiencies and other non-commodity savings


The County Council purchases approximately £1.59m of water and wastewater services per annum, with a large proportion of this spend occurring on behalf of schools/academies currently contracted via a Service Level Agreement.


A competitive mini tender exercise was run through the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) framework ref RM 3790 Lot 3 and, following technical and financial evaluation, this report recommends the award of a contract for these services at an estimated cost of circa £1.59m per annum to Scottish Water Business Stream Ltd, for a period of 3 years with an optional extension of 1 year.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/08/2019

Decision due: September 2019 by Director of Environment and Public Protection

Lead member: Steve Read, Director of Environment and Public Protection

Contact: Steven Fall, Energy and Data Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 23265.

Consultation process

Representation can be made via the officer contact.


Cabinet Member for Corporate Relations

Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill Tel: 033 022 22551

Background3: A Council that Works for the Community


Background papers

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