THE controversial issue of Calderdale Council’s waste service contract is in the spotlight again.
Calderdale councillors will consider a number of resolutions relating to the contract when they meet tonight.
Councillors met earlier this week to discuss the findings of the Waste Contract Investigation Report, produced by Price Waterhouse Coopers.
The report was highly-critical of the contracts system, which could lead to disciplinary measures against officers.
They agreed to submit a three-part recommendation for discussion at full Council this evening.
That the Chief Executive (as Head of Paid Service) make urgent investigations into the conduct and capability of officers and advisors identified in the report (including those about to leave the employment of the Council) and take action as he considers appropriate and report back on actions taken to a meeting of Cabinet in December.
That the recommendations produced by Price Waterhouse Coopers in their report be turned into an Action Plan by the Chief Executive to be reported to Cabinet when ready, the progress of which is to be tracked through the Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel.
That an all-party Procurement Cabinet Working Party be established to oversee the procurement process (of contracts for services over £60,000) until Cabinet determines the Working Party is no longer required.