Decision details

Authority to Procure a Contract for the Delivery of Funeral Services

Reference: D50006

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A decision is required to approve a procurement process to procure a new contract for funeral services. The decision is a key decision due to the estimated value being £500k over the five year contract period.


This is a new procurement as the previous contract was allowed to expire. The procurement will follow the OJEU open procedure. It is expected that the contract will cost around £500,000 for the five year period, although some of the spend will be recoverable from the deceased’s estates.



The Director of Adults and Health has approved a procurement exercise to tender for and award a contract for the provision of public health funerals as detailed in section 3 of this report.


The Director of Adults and Health noted that:-

a)  The procurement exercise will commence in August 2019 and conclude by December 2019. The contract will commence in January 2020 and expire in December 2023 with the option to extend for a further 2 years.

b)  The Deputy and Estates Team will implement this decision directly after it has been taken.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation process – Report to Director of A&H; and the Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults will be consulted.



Consultees – The Director of A&H, and Cllr Charlwood.


Contact: Lorraine Mulligan, Finance Manager 0113 37 88454 Email:

Publication date: 21/08/2019

Date of decision: 30/08/2019

Effective from: 07/09/2019

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