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19/00039 - Award of a short-term contract to the Commercial services Group for the operation of three household waste recycling centres



From June 2019 until November 2020, award a short-term variation of the contract for the operation and management of three additional household Waste recycling Centres to Commercial Services Group (CSG), Sites at Tovil, Maidstone and Swanley.


The incumbent contract expires at its full term in June 2019, it is not possible to extend this arrangement.


This will mean five sites will be operated in West Kent by CSG, these form 1 Lot of the contracted service for the management of Household Waste Recycling Centres and Transfer Stations


There are two further lots, consisting of six sites each, which serve the County, Mid Kent (Lot 2) and East Kent (Lot 3) the initial period of these contracts expires in November 2020.


By awarding a shorty-term contract, this will bring all contracts to a common end date and will allow officers to design a common commissioning for the whole county. The detail of this commissioning plan which will be discussed with Members of the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee.






Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Dartford East; Dartford North East; Dartford Rural; Dartford West; Maidstone Central; Maidstone North East; Maidstone Rural East; Maidstone Rural North; Maidstone Rural South; Maidstone Rural West; Maidstone South; Maidstone South East; Sevenoaks North & Darent Valley; Sevenoaks Rural North East; Sevenoaks Rural South; Sevenoaks Town; Sevenoaks West;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/04/2019

Decision due: Not before 28th May 2019 by Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Lead director: Simon Jones

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: David Beaver, Head of Network Management and Performance 03000 411620 Email:


The decision was considered and endorsed at the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 24th May 2019.

Financial implications: Expenditure of £1.2m funded through the existing operational budget.

Legal implications: This contract variation enables the Authority to discharge its statutory duty as Waste Disposal Authority. KCC will be using Regulation 12 (Public Contracts between entities within the public sector) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 to vary this Contract.

Equalities implications: Equalities impact assessment has determined a low impact against all protected characteristics as this proposed decision will not affect protected groups. The contract mandates CSG to adhere to all aspects of the Equality Act 2010.


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