Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To extend the contracts for 1 year from the current expiry of 30th June 2021. Car Sharing provides an alternative to private vehicle ownership and the fixed point and flexible car sharing contracts provide 185 and 90 vehicles respectively on street for members to
1 The Cabinet Member for City Management approved the extension of the contract for Fixed Point car sharing starting from 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2022.
2 The Cabinet Member for City Management approved the extension of the contract for Flexible car sharing from 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2022.
Reasons for Decision
1. The proposed extension of the contracts by one year is due to the resilience and good performance that Zipcar has demonstrated especially considering the impact that Covid-19 has had on the service. It will also allow sufficient time to procure a broad service incorporating three models of car sharing to increase the number of available vehicles to residents, introduce competition to the market and meet the financial shortfall generated by the departure of Drive Now from the UK market.
Publication date: 24/02/2021
Date of decision: 30/06/2021