Decision details

Procurement strategy and award for Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) materials supplier

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A contract award to provide materials, tools and storage facilities for the general repairs and fire safety Direct Labour Organisations.


1.    To note that Appendix 1 is not for publication on the basis that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


2.    To approve the procurement strategy as set out in this paper and consequent award of contract to Travis Perkins Ltd via the Pretium framework, for a total value of up to £4,800,000 for a contract period of 3 years from 8 April 2024 to 7 April 2027.


3.    To approve the use of the Pretium framework at a cost of £8,000 per annum, which equates to a total cost for the contract period of 3 years to be £24,000.


Reasons for the decision:

To ensure that there is suitable provision of materials, tools and associated storage for use by the DLO in carrying out their repairs and maintenance functions to housing stock within the borough.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1: Open tender exercise

Option 2: Mini competition via a framework

Option 3: Award a contract via Pretium sole supplier framework (recommended)


Publication date: 02/04/2024

Date of decision: 27/03/2024

Effective from: 06/04/2024

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