Decision details

Extend Grave Digging Contract for a further period of 6 months

Decision Maker: Joint Executive Head: Housing and Environmental Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


decision to authorise the Council to extend the main Grave Digging Contract ("the Contract") for a further period of 6 months in line with clause 2.2 of the Contract. The additional fees for the 6 month extension period will still keep the overall contract value below the £50,000 cap stated in the Contract.

Reasons for the decision:

Current Contract ending March 2024. The extension is to fulfil works and is required due to resourcing, allowing time to enter into procurement exercise for ongoing Grave digging contract for October 2024 onwards

Alternative options considered:


Source of Authority to take Decision:

Constitution 21 July 2023, general delegation to all services leaders (Part 3, Page 3-42 Para 2(c)):
2. To undertake the day-to-day management and operation of staff reporting to them and of the premises and services for which they are responsible in accordance with the policies and procedures laid down by the Council, including:
(c) entering into contracts, memoranda of understanding or other arrangements”

Publication date: 23/02/2024

Date of decision: 23/02/2024