Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Transport
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Environment and Transport 2019/20 Highways Capital Programme and Highways Transportation Work Programme were approved by the Cabinet in March 2019. This included the MRN A511 Growth Corridor Scheme and procedures for procurement of major schemes. This decision is taken to comply with the Cabinet decision which stated:
e) That the Director of Environment and Transport, following consultation with the Director of Corporate Resources, the Director of Law and Governance and the Cabinet Lead Member for Corporate Resources, be authorised to enter into such contracts as is necessary to progress schemes in the approved Highways Capital Programme to allow Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) to take place in advance of all external funding required to deliver the scheme being in place, subject to:-
(i) The contract referring to an approved scheme (i.e. one set out in the Highways Capital Programme or Medium Term Financial Strategy).
(ii) The Director of Environment and Transport and Director of Corporate Resources being satisfied that funding partners are able to provide the necessary contributions including cost of ECI Stage 1 should the scheme not proceed to Stage 2.
(iii) The value of the contract at Stage 1 being within the amount covered by existing delegations to the Director of Environment and Transport and Director of Corporate Resources.
(iv) The Director of Environment and Transport following consultation with the Director of Corporate Resources will only authorise proceeding to Stage 2 (construction stage) where the scheme is approved, and funding is in place.
To authorise the short contract of the MHA MSF3 contract with Morgan Sindall for the MRN A511 Growth Corridor Scheme in line with paragraph e) of the Cabinet decision taken on 29 March 2019.
This demonstrates the Council’s intention to deliver the scheme in line with the spirit of the NEC4 contract t
hus allowing the MRN A511 Growth Corridor Scheme, identified in the Highways Capital Programme, to progress and be delivered in line with funding timescales.
Outline Business Case is in preparation and the services provided by this short contract form an integral part of the bid process.
Funding of £4 million has now been secured through Capital funds and a further £1.28m development funding has been secured from the Department of Transport.
Current Contract cost is £44,727.42.
Contact: Ann Carruthers, Director of Environment and Transport Email: Ann.Carruthers@leics.gov.uk.
Publication date: 05/12/2019
Date of decision: 28/11/2019