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Decision - Infill Programme: Package 2 Lot 1 - Car Park Sites

Decision details

Infill Programme: Package 2 Lot 1 - Car Park Sites

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This report seeks approval from the Cabinet Member for Housing to award a contract for the construction of 15 residential housing units, at 3 garage sites, as part of the Council's Infill Redevelopment Programme. The works are funded from the Council’s HRA (Housing Revenue Account) Development Programme.

Decision:

1.            That this report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A Part 1, paragraph 3 (as amended), in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

2.            That the Cabinet Member for Housing agreed to award the construction contract to the preferred bidder to carry out the redevelopment of the three sites at a value as detailed in the report, subject to planning permission.

 

3.            That the Cabinet Member for Housing agreed the provision of 10% contingency for this project.

 

4.            That where a reduction in dwelling units occurs during the planning process, the Cabinet Member authorised delegated approval to award the main contract at a pro-rata revised level.

 

Reasons for the Decision

 

1.            As part of the Council’s Housing Revenue Account (HRA) (Housing Development Programme, the Council has identified a number of small scale infill sites to bring forward for development. This will enable the attainment of the Council’s strategic HRA Asset Strategy objectives of:

 

-          Increasing the supply of affordable housing; optimising value from its assets;

-          Increasing the quality of the HRA Portfolio; and

-          Ensuring the Portfolio meets local housing need.

 

2.            The tender evaluation report (Gate 2) was presented to the Procurement Assurance Board (PAB) on the 26th September 2017. PAB approved the recommendation to the Executive Director of Growth, Planning and Housing to recommend to the Cabinet Member for Housing to award a contract for Package 2 Lot 1 - Car Park Sites contract for the construction of residential accommodation units at the 3 sites.

 

3.            In order to maintain progress against the current development programme and deliver the three projects by March 2019, it is required to enter into contract by December 2017.

 

4.            The tender’s proposed contract value is within the programme budget approved as part of the December 2016 Cabinet Member Approval for the Infill Programme and overall expenditure is in line with the Pre-Tender Estimate and has been verified by the Employers Agent (EA).

 

Publication date: 08/11/2017

Date of decision: 08/11/2017

Effective from: 16/11/2017