Decision details

Security Services Contract - SEPT21/CMDN/27

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Commercial Strategy and Investments

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member:


1.      Authorised the Council to award the Security Contract to Businesswatch Guarding Services Ltd, for a period of three years, with an option to extend for a further two years (each extension period to be for a period of 12 months each).


2.      Authorised the Director for Legal and Governance, or delegated officers, to enter into any other legal documentation on behalf of the Council in relation to this matter.


3.      Authorised the Head of Property to amend the Property Schedule under the contract terms and to agree to the subsequent change to the Contract Price, provided that the total contract sum, detailed within this report, is not exceeded.


Reasons for the decision:

It is imperative that the Council maintains a security service to ensure that its premises are kept secure and its staff and premises users are kept safe.


The interim arrangement with GSL Dardan Limited will cease on 31st August 2021 and it is essential that the Council has a security contract in place at that point to avoid significant disruption to services.

Alternative options considered:

To do nothing: It is essential that the Council has a security contract in place to meet its requirements as a Council.


Extend the exiting contract: The existing contract with Dardan’s expires on 31st August 2021 having been extended over a number of years the Council would not be compliant with either the Public Contract Regulations or PCC’s own Contract Rules.

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Publication date: 01/09/2021

Date of decision: 01/09/2021

Effective from: 07/09/2021

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