FOI Request Winter Weather Monitoring

Request 101001546667

I would like to receive details of your current contract for Winter Weather Monitoring equipment and associated bureau services, including the contract specification, the council personnel responsible for managing the contract, current supplier and the date at which the contract is due for renewal.

Response 18-07-2017

Our current Contract for Winter Weather Monitoring equipment and associated Bureau Services is through a collaboration with Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen City Council, Angus Council and Perth & Kinross Council  and the reference is – TPC/WEATHER/12/03. This element of the contract was awarded to the only supplier return provided by Vaisala Ltd  for implementation on 1st October 2012, after a full European Union Procurement Process as regulated by the Procurement Directives 2004/18/EC

The specific Contact Specification as requested is provided as an extract from the wider Contract Documentation which included Weather Forecasting as Lot 1. Lot 2. 

This contact is managed on behalf of the afore-mentioned Councils by Rhonda McKay, Commodity Manager at Tayside Procurement Consortia.

The current contract is due to expire on 30th September 2017.However given procurement timescales, I can further advise that a Voluntary Ex Anti Transparency (VEAT) notice was published on 14th June 2017 within the website, the recognised portal for procurement for Public Bodies in Scotland. I am advised that this VEAT, which informs interested parties of the intention of the procurer to direct award a future contract from 1st October 2017 to Vaisala Ltd , drew no interest or objection from any other party during the period of the VEAT.

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