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Highways Major Project Framework Contract

Meeting: 22/09/2021 - Cabinet (Item 9)

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Decision:

Cllr Vernon Smith, Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood sought Cabinet approval for the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Infrastructure to be authorised to procure a highways framework agreement for a term of four years with an estimated value of £60 million over its term. The proposed framework agreement will be set up under two lots; one for Highways Schemes and the other for Structures and Geotechnical Schemes.

 

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Infrastructure (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood) to:

1. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a four year Framework Agreement for the supply of highway construction services required by the council in relation to Highways Major Projects. Such framework agreement shall comprise two lots; one for Highways Schemes and the other for Structures and Geotechnical Schemes. No more than eight preferred tenderers shall be appointed to each lot. Preferred tenderers will be selected based on quality, financial and social value criteria.

 

2. Appoint each of the preferred tenderers to the relevant Lot under such Framework Agreement.

Minutes:

Cllr Mark Hawthorne on behalf of Cllr Vernon Smith, Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood sought Cabinet approval for the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Infrastructure to be authorised to procure a highways framework agreement for a term of four years with an estimated value of £60 million over its term. The proposed framework agreement would  be set up under two lots; one for Highways Schemes and the other for Structures and Geotechnical Schemes.

 

The decision would allow engagement with potential suppliers in relation to the framework agreement and would ensure best value for money and best opportunity to meet the timescales set out in funding contributions for the delivery of Major Projects As well as being more efficient would also allowed for us to get into contract more quickly which was useful when responding to externally provided time limited funding to deliver a piece of work.

 

The proposed decision would also allow the Council the best opportunity to deliver objectives linked to Council Strategy and the Local Transport Plan, providing the infrastructure needed to support sustainable growth; delivering major active travel schemes and helping businesses grow and thrive through investment in the public highway.

 

The Highways Major Projects Framework would in part be assessed against social value and environmental criteria to ensure suppliers fully comply with the Councils requirements

 

One member welcomed the investment in Cheltenham Transport scheme.

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Infrastructure (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood) to:

1. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a four year Framework Agreement for the supply of highway construction services required by the council in relation to Highways Major Projects. Such framework agreement shall comprise two lots; one for Highways Schemes and the other for Structures and Geotechnical Schemes. No more than eight preferred tenderers shall be appointed to each lot. Preferred tenderers will be selected based on quality, financial and social value criteria.

 

2. Appoint each of the preferred tenderers to the relevant Lot under such Framework Agreement.