In coming to this decision, I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
Having fully considered all of the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:
Approve the Council’s receipt of a DfT Levelling Up Capital grant funding of £9.122 million which shall be added to the EE&I Capital Programme against the GSWB Scheme; and
Delegate authority to the Head of Highways, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood to:
a) Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a contract for the supply of highway construction works in relation to the Gloucester South West Bypass Llanthony Road Widening Improvements scheme; and
b) Award such contract to the successful tenderer
For the reasons set out in the report.