Decision details

Waiver of the Council's Procurement Rules – for the Hire of a Static Hot Box at Cuerden Depot

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


This report requests approval of a waiver of the Council's Procurement Rule 9 to hire a Static Hot Box at Cuerden Depot.

A hot box enables the storage of asphalt on LCC premises, having one on-site provides more flexibility to Highways and its approach to repairing defects. Having hot material available 24 hrs a day allows work to be undertaken in busy areas (town centres, busy roads) out of hours, and on Sundays when asphalt plants are closed. The flexibility afforded by having the hot box also enables Highways to effectively achieve its KPI targets to repair defects.


Ridwan Musa, Head of Highways Operations and Design, took the decision to approve the waiver to enable the hire of a Static Hot Box at Cuerden Depot.


Divisions Affected: (All Divisions);

Contact: Ridwan Musa Email:

Date of decision: 24/04/2024

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