Decision details

Decision details

Procurement exemption - East Oxford Community Centre

Decision Maker: Executive Director (Communities and People)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Cabinet, on 12 June 2019, resolved to:

2. Delegate to the Executive Director Customers and Communities, acting in conjunction with the Heads of Law & Governance and Financial Services, and in conjunction with the Portfolio Holders for Supporting Local Communities and Finance & Asset Management, the authority to enter into all necessary and appropriate contracts and to take any required steps to secure the development of the East Oxford Community Centre and associated housing.


To extend the original consultancy appointment to support the delivery of the East Oxford Community Centre projects.

Reasons for the decision:

There has been prolongation of support services which has accrued additional fees, such as: the pause to capital projects during the pandemic; inflation; delays in getting a housing contractor on board; and delays in reaching demolition due to utilities companies.

The decision will allow continued professional services support to contract manage the East Oxford Community Centre and Housing projects.

Alternative options considered:

Alternatives would be more costly and would delay the projects further, putting external funding secured at risk.

Signed off by senior officers:

Decision taken by Stephen Gabriel, Executive Director (Communities and People) in consultation with Ian Brooke, Head of Community Services; Nigel Kennedy, Head of Financial Services; Rhian Davies, Interim Head of Law and Governance; Councillor Shaista Aziz, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Communities and Culture; and Councillor Ed Turner, Deputy Leader (Statutory) – Finance and Asset Management.

Publication date: 17/05/2023

Date of decision: 16/05/2023

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