Issue details

Appointment of a contractor for the Oxpens River Bridge

Cabinet, on 16 November 2022, resolved to:

1.      Delegate authority to the Executive Director (Development) in consultation with the Head of Financial Services/Section 151 Officer, the Head of Law and Governance and the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Delivery, to agree and enter into contractual terms with Oxfordshire County Council for £2.8 million of additional funding from the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal Funds (OHGDF) and an amended collaboration agreement to cover revised project delivery arrangements including fees and programme;

2.      Delegate authority to the Executive Director (Development) in consultation with the Head of Financial Services/Section 151 Officer, the Head of Law and Governance and the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Delivery to enter into contractual terms with a contractor for the pre-contract stages of the Oxpens River Bridge by signing a project order for providing detailed design, programme and 100% market tested estimate for the bridge, subject to the Council’s normal procurement procedures;

3.      Delegate authority to the Executive Director (Development) in consultation with the Head of Financial Services/Section 151 Officer, the Head of Law and Governance and the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Delivery to agree and enter into contractual terms with a contractor by signing a delivery agreement to build the bridge and carry out associated works, subject to the project being deliverable within the funding available and compliant with the Council’s normal procurement procedures; and

4.      Delegate authority to the Executive Director (Communities & People) in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Delivery, the Head of Law and Governance, the Head of Financial Services/Section 151 Officer and the Head of Corporate Property to enter into a legally binding agreement(s) with OxWED to enable the bridge to be constructed from its land and over land to the rear of the ice rink and to undertake enabling works if appropriate to facilitate the delivery of the bridge.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure, income or savings of £500,000 or greater;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/08/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  -

Decision due: 16 Nov 2022 by Cabinet

Decision due: Before 31 Dec 2028 by Executive Director (Development)

Decision due: Before 31 Dec 2028 by Executive Director (Communities and People)

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Planning

Lead director:

Department: Regeneration and Economy

Contact: Steve Weitzel, Regeneration Manager Email: sweitzel@oxford.gov.uk.

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