Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Decision paper on Highways Services
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The Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration and the Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways approved a 1-year extension of all contracts from April 2022- March 2023 to allow efforts to be concentrated on the City Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the U.K. and to develop the contract packaging in light of changing market conditions.
The Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration and the Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways approved the procurement strategy and new operating model for the re-let of the service.
Reasons for Decision
A 1-year extension of the current contractual arrangements will enable the City Council to focus its efforts on responding to the current COVID 19 outbreak and will provide time for an effective procurement of the new operating model to be carried out.
The procurement strategy and future operating model which is outlined in this report will provide the best opportunity to deliver the required service improvements across the City Highways service to achieve the City Council’s ambition of a world class highways environment. It will also assist the City Council with meeting it’s ‘City for All’ objectives.
There is uncertainty as to how long it will take the highways and wider construction market to recover from the COVID 19 pandemic, so it is prudent to review the need for further extensions to the existing arrangement if required.
Publication date: 29/07/2020
Date of decision: 29/07/2020
Effective from: 06/08/2020