Decision details

Winter Road Maintenance Weather Forecasting Contract to Meteo Group Ltd

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


1.Meteo Group has performed in a more than satisfactory manner.
2.There is a condition in place between the County Council and the Contractor in the Professional Services Short Contract that the contract may be extended in increments of 12 months up to a maximum of 36 months.


To award the first year’s extension of the Weather Forecasting Contract from 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2020 to Meteo Group Ltd.

Alternative options considered:

The option of re-tendering the contract was considered and it was decided that the cost of re-tendering the contract, along with the time element involved, would cost more than any saving that might (or might not) be made through re-tendering. The excellent performance by Environmental Performance to date reinforces this decision.

Contact: Ann Carruthers, Director of Environment and Transport Email:

Publication date: 28/11/2019

Date of decision: 28/08/2019