In coming to this decision I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
Having fully considered all the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:
1. Agree to the Council’s continuing participation in Department for Transport national e-scooter Trial.
2. Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Environment, Economy and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning to:
a) Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a concession contract to deliver the Gloucestershire E-Scooter Trial for an initial period of 12 months and include an option to extend its term for a further two periods of one year on its first and second anniversary (i.e. 1+1+1 years);
b) Award such concession contract to the preferred tenderer; and
c) Determine whether to exercise each of the options to extend the concession contract for a further period of one year on its first and second anniversary
For the reasons set out in the report.