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AMENDMENTS TO THE COUNCIL HOUSING CONSTRUCTION FRAMEWORK

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Cabinet is recommended to approve, as amendments to the Council Housing Construction Framework between the Council and Engie Regeneration Limited (formerly known as Keepmoat Regeneration Limited):

1.     Increase in the value of the Framework

2.     Increasing the Term of the Framework

 

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)  agreed to extend the duration of the Council Housing Construction Framework Agreement to the full four years to 14th December 2019 and issue a Voluntary Transparency Notice (VTN) in the Official Journal of the European Union in accordance with section 72 (3) of the Public Procurement Regulations 2015; and

 

(2)  agreed, following the issue of the VTN, to issue a Contract Award Notice (CAN) in the Official Journal of the European Union stating that the Council Housing Construction Framework is to be varied to increase the value of work available to be awarded under the Framework Agreement by £50,000,000. 

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

The extension of the existing framework will retain the construction project team in place and ensure continuity of processes and quality at a critical time in the delivery of the Council housing development programme. This would be disrupted by replacing the framework with individually procured contracts and contract variation represents the fastest route to housing delivery.

The alternative option to procure each scheme as separate contracts   would take additional time and resource and does not represent the fastest route to delivery, ultimately increasing risk to the grant secured as part of the Building Council Homes for Londoners Programme.

A bespoke, self-procured, Council-wide framework to replace the existing one is a long-term solution but would also not allow award of the 5 contracts within the necessary timescales or provide the continuity of the existing delivery team.

 

Report author: Jennifer Daothong

Publication date: 05/09/2019

Date of decision: 05/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/09/2019 - Cabinet

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