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A4173 Safer Roads Fund; Pitchcombe Junction Improvement Scheme – Contract Procurement and Ancillary Orders

Meeting: 19/06/2019 - Cabinet (Item 12)

12 A4173 Safer Roads Fund; Pitchcombe Junction Improvement – £640K Contract Procurement pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To seek approval to conduct a compliant tender process and to award a contract in respect of the A4173 Safer Roads Fund (Pitchcombe Junction Improvement Scheme).

Decision:

Cllr Vernon Smith, Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood, sought approval to conduct a tender process and award a contract in respect of the A4173 Safer Roads Fund, (Pitchcombe Junction Improvement Scheme),

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

Authorise the Lead Commissioner; Highway Authority to:

 

(1)  Conduct a compliant competitive tender process for the award of a contract to a single supplier for the construction of the A4173 Safer Roads Fund; Pitchcombe Junction Improvement Scheme, and  

 

(2)  Upon conclusion of the competitive tender process, and in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood, to enter into a contract with the preferred provider evaluated as offering the Council best value for money for delivery of the services.  In the event that the preferred provider for the contract is either unable or unwilling to enter into that contract with the Council, then the officer is authorised to enter into such contract with the next willing highest placed suitably qualified provider.

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

Cllr Vernon Smith, Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood, sought approval to conduct a tender process and award a contract in respect of the A4173 Safer Roads Fund, (Pitchcombe Junction Improvement Scheme),

 

This Report is presented to Cabinet with the request to authorise the contract procurement and the making of any necessary ancillary orders for the A4173 Safer Roads Fund; Pitchcombe Junction Improvement Scheme.

 

Cllr Smith recalled that in 2018, the County Council had been successful in bidding for a funding package of just over £2m for safety improvements along the A4173 from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Road Safety Foundation. This would be used to support the Council’s ongoing £150m investment in Gloucestershire Highways.

 

The proposed scheme was the final phase of a wider package of safety improvement works along the A4173 corridor between Pitchcombe and Gloucester. Previous works included route treatment over 7km encompassing drainage repairs, vegetation clearance, safety improvements and new crossing facilities. The focus of the final phase of works was to improve forward visibility for all users approaching the Pitchcombe junction and to simplify the layout making it easier to manoeuvre.

 

With cabinet approval, it was proposed that the scheme be tendered immediately, with the management and governance of the scheme overseen by the Major Projects Team.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

Authorise the Lead Commissioner; Highway Authority to:

 

(1)  Conduct a compliant competitive tender process for the award of a contract to a single supplier for the construction of the A4173 Safer Roads Fund; Pitchcombe Junction Improvement Scheme, and 

 

(2)  Upon conclusion of the competitive tender process, and in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood, to enter into a contract with the preferred provider evaluated as offering the Council best value for money for delivery of the services.  In the event that the preferred provider for the contract is either unable or unwilling to enter into that contract with the Council, then the officer is authorised to enter into such contract with the next willing highest placed suitably qualified provider.