To consider the report of the Director of City Development seeking approval to commence procurement to deliver a sustainable public bike sharing scheme for Leeds through the OJEU compliant tender process.
Further to Minute No. 149, 7th February 2018, the Director of City Development submitted a report which sought approval to commence a procurement exercise to deliver a sustainable public bike sharing scheme for Leeds through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) compliant tender process.
In considering the proposals detailed within the submitted report, Members highlighted that in order to help the scheme to succeed, Leeds would need to learn from the issues experienced in other towns and cities which had previously established a bike share programme, whilst it was also emphasised that a robust system for the recovery of bikes would be needed in order to provide reassurance to the public.
(a) That the contents of the submitted report, together with the progress being made towards achieving a bike share scheme for Leeds, be noted;
(b) That the proposals for pursuing the establishment of a Bike Share scheme for Leeds, together with the development of the proposed specification in line with the key attributes as detailed within paragraph 3.5 of the submitted report, be endorsed;
(c) That approval be given to commence with the formal tender process to procure a public bike sharing scheme for Leeds in compliance with the Council’s procurement procedure rules and in adherence to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) competitive tender process;
(d) That it be noted that the Chief Officer Highways and Transportation will be responsible for the implementation of such matters in order to enable a scheme to launch in Spring 2020.