Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The report provides a summary of the activity
taken to procure Hybrid Mail Services. Reviewing progress of
previous procurement, and actions taken to move to contract award.
This is a summary of the most recent procurement activity for a
joint procurement bringing together Carlisle, Copeland and
Allerdale’s requirements ahead of the transition to
Cumberland Council. Allerdale will coordinate the procurement
The subject of the decision
The Interim Chief Executive submitted a report which sought member’s approval of a contract for Hybrid Mail Services.
Councillor M Johnson moved the recommendation as per the report; this was seconded by Councillor M Fitzgerald. The motion was unanimously agreed.
Alternative options considered
Not to approve the contract.
The reason for the decision
For approval of a joint procurement award bringing together Carlisle City Council, Copeland Borough Council and Allerdale Borough Council’s requirements ahead of the transition to Cumberland Council.
Hybrid Mail involves transforming digital data into a physical letter at distribution print centres then posted to a final address, ensuring safer and secure post and reducing overheads, paper and print costs.
That the recommended contract for Hybrid Mail Services with DHL be approved.
Report author: Elaine Ridings
Publication date: 11/01/2023
Date of decision: 11/01/2023
Decided at meeting: 11/01/2023 - Executive
Effective from: 24/01/2023