Decision details

Contract award for producing and publishing statutory public notices.

Decision Maker: Service Director - Legal, Governance & Commissioning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


As per the Procurement Strategy, an Open Above Threshold tender has been undertaken to appoint Service Provider(s) for the provision of statutory notice advertising.


Due to there not being one publication available that covers the whole of the Kirklees district, the contract is divided into 2 Lots:


           Lot 1 covering the catchment area of North Kirklees, which includes the settlements of Batley, Birkenshaw, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Gomersal, Heckmondwike, Liversedge, Mirfield, Roberttown, and Thornhill and the surrounding areas and villages; and


           Lot 2 covering the catchment area of South Kirklees, with the areas and villages of Clayton West, Denby Dale, Emley, Flockton, Golcar, Hepworth, Holmfirth, Honley, Huddersfield, Kirkheaton, Lepton, Marsden, Meltham, Netherton, Shepley, Slaithwaite, and the rural areas and villages  in and around the Holme Valle, Colne Valley and parts of the Peak District National Park.


Contract Award is based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender.  The evaluation criteria used to evaluate the tenders received is 90% Price / 10% Social Value


Quality was evaluated on a Pass / Fail basis only on the proposed newspapers circulation and availability, circulation figures and compiling and typeset.


New contract due to commence 04 November 2023 for 2 years to 3 November 2025, with provision to extend for 2 periods of 1 years, to 3 November 2027.


The estimated annual value of the contract for lot 1 is £291,200 and the estimated annual value of the contract for lot 2 is £213,300.


Decision to award a corporate contract for producing and publishing the Council’s statutory public notices in the local press following a compliant procurement process in line with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Publication date: 13/09/2023

Date of decision: 12/09/2023

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