Decision details

ANPR Camera Enforcement Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport seeking approval for an ANPR Camera Enforcement Contract.


(i)  To authorise the direct award using Crown Commercial Service Framework agreement RM6099 of a contract to Marston Holdings (‘Marston’) for a 5-year period for ANPR installation, maintenance and repair starting from 01/04/2024.

(ii)  To authorise spend up to £570,000 in relation to the above from the Traffic Enforcement (AT9010) budget over a five year period.

Reasons for the decision:

1.  The recommended provision enables the Council to continue to deliver accurate and reliable enforcement through an expert partner achieving financial best value without compromising the required service specification. 

2.  The recommended provision enables the Council to continue to deliver efficient operations by reducing resource requirements and equipment costs, maintaining effective compliance, and ensuring best value. This enables the council to procure directly ANPR camera enforcement operations 24/7, instead of procuring via an additional service (with add on fees) through the Highway Services Partnership (‘HSP’) contract.

3.  The use of thee Crown Commercial Service Framework is free of charge and has previously been approved by the Council’s Legal team and the Head of Supplier Management. It also enables the Council to shorten the procurement timelines by using a government approved supplier as certain new contract procurement exercises are already delivered, and the potential suppliers have demonstrated their fulfilment of service specifications.

4.  To achieve an estimated cost reduction of £62,000 during a 5-year contract period when compared to the existing route to procurement for the use of enforcement cameras for moving contraventions.

Alternative options considered:

1.  Implement no changes deliver all services required under existing arrangements.  This would mean that the Council continues to procure ANPR camera enforcement services through HSP as Additional Services and would not achieve the estimated cost reduction detailed in paragraph 2, iv of this report.

2.  Implement changes to associated administration activities as part of the same award to Marston.  There are additional significant estimated cost reductions in the region of £125k per year to be found within the administration activities associated with this area of work. However, there are ongoing Service Redesign activities currently taking place that will be implemented in 2024/25 as part of a wider programme of Traffic Management Transformation.  It is expected that should the Council enter into contract with Marston for the delivery and maintenance there will be provision to use the Administration Support also offered through this contract in the future should that be the SCC preferred method following service redesign.

Report author: Orbay Keskin

Publication date: 16/04/2024

Date of decision: 16/04/2024

Decided at meeting: 16/04/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/04/2024

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