Council reserves the right to delete any material from the Approved Material lists for any reason and at any time. The Manager: Asset and Infrastructure Planning is delegated authority to determine if a material should be removed/deleted from the Approved Material lists.
Removing a material from the Approved Materials lists may occur for many reasons but is likely to be for one of the following:
- Experience shows that the material is unsatisfactory.
- There has been a change in quality, specifications or performance.
- The source has changed.
- The material is no longer available in New Zealand cost effectively.
- The materials production line is discontinued.
- Improved replacement material/s become available.
Where it is proposed that a material should be removed from the Approved Material lists, the Manager: Asset and Infrastructure Planning will initiate a formal investigation that includes (but may not be limited to):
- Obtaining opinions from the affected Asset Manager, the Materials Advisory Panel or other professional, depending on the circumstance for removal, to confirm why an Approved Material is to be removed from the Approved Materials list.
- Use their best endeavours to consult with the manufacturer/supplier of the Approved Material and outline the reasons for removal of the material and give the manufacturer/supplier a reasonable opportunity to respond.
- Consider the opinion of the Asset Managers and those of the manufacturer and/or supplier and make a final decision on removal of the material from the Approved Materials list.
- Advise the manufacturer/supplier of the decision including the reason/s for removal.
The updated Approved Materials list will then be published on each Council’s website.
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