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,
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.