Award of a build contract for the delivery of 26 new homes at Princes and Collins Street, Oxford
Decision Maker: Executive Director (Development)
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Cabinet, at its meeting on 10 November 2021, delegatedto the Executive Director Development in consultation with Executive Director Communities and People, the S151 officer, Head of Law and Governance, Cabinet Members for Finance and Asset Management and Inclusive Communities the authority to award and enter into the construction contract for the Community Centre refurbishment and new build to Oxford Direct Services Ltd subject to the full tender submission being within the agreed budget and an independent quantity surveyor demonstrating that this is value for money and ensuring unlawful subsidy is avoided.
At its meeting on 10 November 2021 Cabinet also delegated to the Executive Director Development in consultation with the Executive Director Communities and People, the S151 officer, Head of Law and Governance, Cabinet Members for Finance and Asset Management, Affordable Housing, Housing Security and Homelessness the authority to award and enter into the construction contract for the new build Housing scheme subject to the full tender submission being within the agreed budget and a legally compliant procurement process being followed.
To award a contract for the construction of the housing projects at Princes and Collins Street following a compliant procurement exercise. The contract price is within the HRA budget, as described in the report to Cabinet of 10 November 2021.
Reasons for the decision:
To deliver 26 new homes at Princes and Collins Street in accordance with the Cabinet resolution. Please refer to the Cabinet report ‘East Oxford Community Centre and Housing’ dated 10 November 2021.
Alternative options considered:
The option not to award a build contract was rejected as this would not allow the delivery of much needed housing units at a sustainable location within the city. It would also not be in accordance with the Cabinet decision of 10 November 2021.
Signed off by senior officers:
Decision taken by Tom Bridgman, Executive Director (Development) in consultation with Stephen Gabriel, Executive Director (Communities and People); Nigel Kennedy, Head of Financial Services / S151 Officer; Susan Sale, Head of Law and Governance; Councillor Ed Turner, Deputy Leader (Statutory) – Finance and Asset Management; and Councillor Linda Smith, Cabinet Member for Housing.
Publication date: 12/12/2022
Date of decision: 09/12/2022
Effective from: 15/12/2022