Issue details

Gateway 5 Contract Management Report: DCLG Weekly Collections Support Fund


A bid for funding that will enable Medway to increase the frequency of its recycling and organics collections to weekly was submitted in August under the Department of Communities and Local Government's 'Weekly Collections Support Fund'. The bid has been built around efficiencies gained through extending the current service, making the unit cost of each collection cheaper than the current contract price. Variations to the contract specification, bill of quantities and schedule of rates will need to be approved and agreed in order to proceed with the scheme.


The Gateway process is being scheduled in anticipation of success as the timetable for mobilising the enhanced service is tight and critical.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email

If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.


Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private

This report will contain some information which the Cabinet may decide to consider in private. This is because, in the view of the Proper Officer, consideration of the information in public would give rise to the disclosure of exempt information as described in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 - information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Should you wish to make any representation for the discussion of this item to be held in public, you should contact: Democratic Services, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email


The Cabinet’s response to any representations will be published on 19 November within the Cabinet Agenda. A final decision on whether this item will be determined in private will be taken during the meeting.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Decision due: 27 Nov 2012 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Phil Filmer

Lead director: Robin Cooper

Department: Regeneration, Community and Culture

Contact: Sarah Valdus, Head of Climate Response and Environmental Services Email: Tel: 01634 331597.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Regeneration, Community and Culture

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