Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Committee gave consideration to a report providing recommendations on the methods of procurement support that could be put in place to support service-led decisions on reducing the use of Single Use Plastic (SUP) products and ensure services consider the recyclability of products were appropriate across the Council.
The Policy and Resources Committee –
Noted that the various Services that currently
purchase SUP products consider whether these products are essential or if there
is a potential alternative that would meet the Service requirements, prior to
orders being placed via PECOS or contacting the Procurement, Commercial and
Contract Management Team (PCCMT) for a procurement process to be carried out.
Noted that the Sustainable Procurement Policy would
be updated to reflect the Climate Change Board desire to limit SUP where
possible – proposed wording had been included in the current draft version for
2022/23, and would be updated as follows in the final version: “To provide procurement support to any
strategic decisions taken by the Council in relation to the usage of Single Use
Plastic products and their recyclability”.
Noted that the Commodity Sourcing Strategy
templates used for Regulated Procurements would be updated to include a
question regarding SUP.
Report by Executive Director with responsibility for Commercial Services
dated 6 November 2021, submitted)
Publication date: 15/12/2021
Date of decision: 09/12/2021
Decided at meeting: 09/12/2021 - Policy and Resources Committee