Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund - Award of Stock Condition Survey Contract
Decision Maker: Executive Director (Communities and People)
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
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.
To award a contract to Baily Garner LLP for stock condition surveys for the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) wave 2.1. The value of the contract is up to £182,602.14.
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.
The stock condition surveys are required in order to confirm eligibility for the funding. The decision to award the contract allows this work to be progressed.
The contract has been called-off from a framework procured by the council in 2022, compliantly and in accordance with the framework requirements.
Alternative options considered:
Not to award a contract for the delivery of the stock condition surveys. This option was rejected due to the requirement for the surveys in order to confirm eligibility for funding.
Signed off by senior officers:
Decision taken by Stephen Gabriel, Executive Director (Communities and People) in consultation with Nerys Parry, Head of Housing Services; Nigel Kennedy, Head of Financial Services; and Rhian Davies, Interim Head of Law and Governance.
Publication date: 23/05/2023
Date of decision: 23/05/2023