Decision details

Expansion of Uxendon Manor & Elsley Primary Schools - Design & Build Contract Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide an update on the design and build contract for the expansion of Uxendon Manor andElsley Primary Schools.


Issue History: Urgent Forward Plan Notice published 1 February 2019





i)     Cabinet noted the current status and contractual position with Lakehouse Contracts Ltd on the two design and build contracts for Uxendon Manor Primary School and for Elsley Primary School.


ii)    Cabinet noted the activities being undertaken to secure completion of the works at Uxendon Manor Primary School under the Parent Company Guarantee.


iii)   Cabinet delegated authority to the Strategic Director of Resources in consultation with the Director of Legal and HR Services and Chief Finance Officer to terminate the high value works contract for Uxendon Manor Primary School in the event that reliance on the Parent Company Guarantee is not practicable or Officers conclude reliance on the Parent Company Guarantee/s is not in the Council’s interest.


iv)   Cabinet noted that officers were reviewing procurement options for the outstanding works at both schools should it not be practicable or appropriate to secure further works under the Parent Company Guarantee at Uxendon Manor Primary School or under the existing contract at Elsley Primary School.


v)    Cabinet approved the waiving of contract standing orders to permit a quote process or direct award to select an alternative contractor for Uxendon Manor Primary School and for Elsley Primary School should other procurement options not permit works to be completed by September 2019.


vi)   Cabinet noted that subject to recommendation v)  above, the Strategic Director of Resources would approve the award of one or more Low and/or Medium Value Works Contracts should it be required using powers delegated under the Constitution.


vii)Cabinet noted that Officers would review options for the recovery of any wasted or additional costs against Lakehouse Contracts Limited and/or parent company as described in Appendix 1 to the report from the Strategic Director of Resources.


Publication date: 12/02/2019

Date of decision: 11/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/02/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/02/2019

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