Civica, one of the shortlisted companies bidding for the Croydon\Wandsworth libraries contract has pulled out stating;
‘Having undertaken an internal risk assessment and considering the potential risk to the Civica brand of taking on a contract which is outside their core competence, they felt they could not take that risk and must withdraw’.
This has allowed a space in the process for an in-house bid from Wandsworth Council!
see the extract from the Council minutes below;
WANDSWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL
FINANCE AND CORPORATE RESOURCES OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - 19TH APRIL 2012