Decision details

Contract award for the Taunton Park & Ride service

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




Following consideration of the officer report, appendices and discussion, the Executive agreed:


a.  To the adoption and implementation of the Taunton Integrated Parking Strategy set out in Appendix G, aimed at improving the town centre environment and economy, reducing demand for town centre parking and encouraging greater use of the Park and Ride and local bus services.


b.  Approved the award of a 3+2+2 year contract for park and ride services commencing on 12th February 2024, based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT), as set out in confidential Appendix B.


c.  Delegated the decision to exercise the contract extension options in accordance with the terms of the contract, to the Executive Director – Climate and Place.


d.  Approved the use of surplus income from the rental of car-parking spaces to EDF energy at the Gateway Park and Ride site to assist in balancing the Council’s budget and the on-going budget challenges that the Council faces.


e.  Agreed the case for applying the exempt information provision as set out in the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A and therefore to treat the attached confidential Appendix B and Appendix F in confidence, as it contains commercially sensitive information, and as the case for the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing that information.


ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report


REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

Publication date: 07/12/2023

Date of decision: 06/12/2023

Decided at meeting: 06/12/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 15/12/2023

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