To award a contract to T H White Ltd for the supply of one ride-on Cut and Collect Mower
Decision Maker: Director of Climate Change and Place Services - Mike Redman
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To award a contract to T H White Ltd for the supply of one Iseki SXG327 Ride-on Cut and Collect Mower for the sum of £18,998.00 plus VAT
Reasons for the decision:
The Council’s service provider Ubico, delivers environmental services including grass cutting across the borough. There is a Iseki ride-on cut and collect mower (WX17COA) on this year’s asset replacement programme which now requires replacement because it is at the end of its life, becoming unreliable and expensive to repair.
At this time there is no suitable alternative fuelled mower on the market therefore the replacement recommended will be powered by an internal combustion engine (ICE) but can be fuelled by HVO rather than diesel, thereby reducing carbon emissions.
The Cabinet report approving the use of HVO instead of diesel to support net zero dated 30 November 2021 refers. The report also acknowledges that HVO is an interim step until, in the longer term, charging infrastructure is available at the depot site for the whole fleet, including heavy goods vehicles and equipment such as this.
Procurement was undertaken by Ubico via the TPPL framework.
Alternative options considered:
Officers have considered whether the service could continue to be delivered without this vehicle and concluded that it could not.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Officers and the cabinet member support the decision being taken to replace this equipment.
Internal consultation has taken place with the relevant officers and the Cabinet Member for Waste, Recycling and Street Services.
Contact: Mike Redman, Director of Climate Change and Place Services Email: [email protected].
Publication date: 23/05/2023
Date of decision: 23/05/2023
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