Decision details

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund - award of contract for project manager services

Decision Maker: Executive Director (Communities and People)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Cabinet, on 16 November 2022, resolved to:

4. Delegate authority to the Executive Director (Communities and People) in consultation with the Head of Financial Services / S151 Officer to spend the HRA funds together with the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund grant funding for the purposes of the proposed retrofit scheme, including entering into contracts with contractors to deliver the works.

Decision:

To enter into a contract with Baily Garner for project manager / contract manager services for the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2.1 project following a competitive tender process.  The contract value is £444,780.00.

Reasons for the decision:

Cabinet, on 16 November 2022, resolved to grant approval for Oxford City Council to submit a funding bid in the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) 2.1 bidding round in November 2022, seeking a government funding contribution towards a retrofit programme for around 300 Council houses.

The Head of Corporate Strategy, on 22 May 2023, took a decision to enter into a grant funding agreement to secure funds from the SHDF wave 2.1.

This decision enables a consultant to support the SHDF wave 2.1 project to be appointed.

Alternative options considered:

Not to award a contract for project manager / contract manager services.  This option was rejected as it would not allow the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund wave 2.1 project to be progressed.

Signed off by senior officers:

Decision taken by Stephen Gabriel, Executive Director (Communities and People) in consultation with Nigel Kennedy, Head of Financial Services and Rhian Davies, Interim Head of Law and Governance.

Publication date: 25/05/2023

Date of decision: 23/05/2023

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