Authority to procure technical consultants for the London Road SEND School Development using a Framework Agreement (Recordable Officer Decision)
Decision Maker: Operational Director - Property and Assets
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To request approval to use a framework to procure technical consultancy services on the basis of the pre-tender considerations.
That the Operational Director Property and Assets:
i) Approves Brent Council’s participation in a call-off procedure under the Crown Commercial Service RM6165 Construction Professional Services Framework Agreement for a call-off in respect of the London Road SEND School Technical Consultancy Services under Lot 1 Built Environment and General Infrastructure.
ii) Confirms there is sufficient budgetary provision for the proposed call-off contract.
iii) Approves inviting bids under the Framework Agreement on the basis of the pre-tender considerations.
iv) Approves officers evaluating bids on the basis of the evaluation criteria.
Reasons for the decision:
The council requires the provision of
technical consultancy services in order to effectively deliver a
new SEND school at London Road. It has been determined that the
most appropriate means of providing the technical consultancy
services is through the procurement of a contract for the London
Road SEND School technical consultancy services (the
“Contract”) by way of a mini-competition under RM6165
Construction Professional Services (the “Framework”)
under Lot 1.
The Council is proposing to appoint a contractor using the Department for Education (DfE) Modern Methods of Construction (MMC1) Offsite Schools Framework. The Council has not used this framework before to deliver new build schools and so requires a technical consultancy services organisation with experience of successfully managing projects procured via this procurement route. The proposed Framework provides a number of technical consultancy organisations with experience of managing projects on the DfE MMC1 framework.
Alternative options considered:
Officers have considered whether the technical
consultancy services can be provided by the council itself but have
concluded that it is best provided by a consultancy
Officers have reviewed a range of procurement options including conducting a tender process but have concluded that the use of the Framework is the most appropriate means of procuring a consultancy organisation given the reduction in time-scales, costs and resources involved.
Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:
Cabinet/Committee Decision or Scheme of Delegation: Officer scheme of delegation
Parties Consulted: The Lead Member for Schools, Employment and Skills was consulted on the SEND Capital Programme progress. Ward members will be kept up to date with project progress, such as planning application submissions and works starting on site.
Member/s' declarations of interest /: None
Contact: Neil Martin, Schools Capital Programme Team Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 8937 4203.
Publication date: 09/05/2022
Date of decision: 04/05/2022