Decision details

Commissioning of Highways Professional Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek delegated authority to evaluate options in relation to the council’s Highways Professional Services requirements and to procure (as appropriate) either a replacement Highways Professional Services Contract, or Framework Agreement with multiple suppliers, or a combination of both.

 

Decision:

Cllr Dom Morris sought Cabinet approval to delegate authority to evaluate options in relation to the council’s Highways Professional Services requirements and to procure (as appropriate) either a replacement HighwaysProfessional Services Contract, or Framework Agreement withmultiple suppliers, or a combination of both.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. Determine not to exercise the council’s option for an extension of up to four years under the council’s current Highways Professional Services contract (including schemedesign and consultancy support) with AtkinsRéalison 31st March 2025.

2. Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Infrastructure, in consultation with theCabinet Member for Highways and Flood, Cabinet Memberfor Environment and Planning, the Chief Finance (s151)Officer and the Monitoring Officer to:

a) Evaluate contracting options in relation to the council’s Highways Professional Services requirements with effect from 1st April 2025.

b) Subject to the outcome of Recommendation 2 a), conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of either: (i) a replacement Highways Professional Services Contract; or (ii) a multi-supplier framework agreement; or (iii) a combination of both, commencing no later than 1st April 2025 for the provision of highways professional services. The proposed highways professional services contract orframework agreement or combination of both shallcontinue for a period of up to 4 years and will have acombined maximum contract value of £60 millionover the contract term.

c) Subject to the outcome of the matters described in Recommendation 2 a) and 2 b) and the financial restrictions set out in the Resourcing Implications section of this report below, award a multi-supplierHighways Professional Services frameworkagreement; and then procure as many Call-Off Contracts thereunder as may be required by the council for the supply of design and consultancy support in respect of specific highways schemes.

d) Subject to the outcome of the matters described in Recommendation 2 a) and 2 b) and the financialrestrictions set out in the Resourcing Implicationssection of this report below, award either inconjunction with or instead of Recommendation 2 c),a replacement Highways Professional Services Contract to the preferred tenderer.

Report author: Cabinet Member - Highways and Flooding

Publication date: 15/05/2024

Date of decision: 15/05/2024

Decided at meeting: 15/05/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/05/2024

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