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A38/A419 Whitminster Roundabout Bridges and Canal Improvements (Contract Procurement and Ancillary Orders)

Meeting: 24/07/2019 - Cabinet (Item 13)

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To authorise the Lead Commissioner, Highway Authority, to receive funds from Highways England (via Cotswold Canal Trust) for the proposes of procuring a contract for works in respect of the proposed A38/A419 Whitminster Roundabout Bridges and Canal Improvements

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Decision:

Cllr Vernon Smith, (Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood), sought authorisation for the Lead Commissioner, Highway Authority to receive funds from Highways England (via Cotswold Canal Trust) for the proposes of procuring a contract for works in respect of the proposed A38/A419 Whitminster Roundabout Bridges and Canal Improvements

 

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)  Receive £4.0m by way of funding from Highways England (via Cotswold Canal Trust) for the purpose of funding a contract for works in respect of the proposed A38/A419 Whitminster Roundabout Bridges and Canal Improvements described in this report (the “Contract for Improvement Works”);

 

(2)  Permit the council to become the “Client” for the purposes of procuring the proposed Contract for Improvement Works;

 

(3)  Conduct, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, a public procurement law compliant tender process for the purpose of awarding the proposed Contract for Improvement Works;

 

(4)  Award and enter into the proposed Contract for Improvement Works with the preferred tenderer evaluated as offering the Council best value for money for delivery of the required works or, in the event that the preferred tenderer for the contract is either unable or unwilling to enter into that contract with the Council, to award and enter into such contract with the next willing highest scoring suitably qualified tenderer.

Minutes:

Cllr Vernon Smith, (Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood), sought authorisation for the Lead Commissioner, Highway Authority to receive funding from Highways England (via the Cotswold Canal Trust) for the proposes of procuring a contract for works in respect of the proposed A38/A419 Whitminster Roundabout Bridges and Canal Improvements Scheme.

 

Cllr Smith confirmed that the Cotswold Canal Trust had received two grants to support work on the Cotswold Canal Restoration Project. The grants comprised Heritage Lottery Funding and Highways England Funding. Total funding for the scheme was estimated at £4.5 million.

 

Outlining the options outlined in the cabinet decision report, Cllr Smith sought to authorise the Lead Commissioner: Highways Authority to progress the works, as described above.

 

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)  Receive £4.0m by way of funding from Highways England (via Cotswold Canal Trust) for the purpose of funding a contract for works in respect of the proposed A38/A419 Whitminster Roundabout Bridges and Canal Improvements described in this report (the “Contract for Improvement Works”);

 

(2)  Permit the council to become the “Client” for the purposes of procuring the proposed Contract for Improvement Works;

 

(3)  Conduct, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, a public procurement law compliant tender process for the purpose of awarding the proposed Contract for Improvement Works;

 

(4)  Award and enter into the proposed Contract for Improvement Works with the preferred tenderer evaluated as offering the Council best value for money for delivery of the required works or, in the event that the preferred tenderer for the contract is either unable or unwilling to enter into that contract with the Council, to award and enter into such contract with the next willing highest scoring suitably qualified tenderer.