Decision details

Authority to participate in a collaborative procurement for construction professional services

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To approve participation in a collaborative procurement for certain construction-related professional services being run by Brent Housing Partnership, as required by Contract Standing Orders

Decision:

(i)         that approval be given to the Council participating in a collaborative procurement exercise being run by Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) which would lead to the establishment of a framework agreement for construction professional services, as listed in paragraph 3.4 of the report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Growth;

(ii)        that approval be given to the collaborative procurement exercise described in paragraph (i) above being exempted from the normal contract requirements of Brent’s Contract Standing Orders in accordance with Contract Standing Orders 85(c) and 84(a) on the basis that there were good financial and operational reasons as set out in paragraphs 3.1 to 3.3 of the report, due to the procurement being conducted in accordance with BHP’s contract standing orders instead;

(iii)       that approval be given for any call offs from the BHP framework that are the subject of the report and listed in paragraph 3.4 of the report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Growth to be exempt from the requirement in Contract Standing Order 86(d) to get confirmation prior to each proposed call off from the Director of Legal and Procurement that use of the framework was legally permissible.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Sarah Chaudhry, Head of Strategic Property Email: sarah.chaudhry@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 1705.

Report author: Sarah Chaudhry

Publication date: 14/01/2014

Date of decision: 13/01/2014

Decided at meeting: 13/01/2014 - Executive

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