Decision details

Remedial Structural Works and External Refurbishment to 600 & 602 Fulham Road, SW6 5PA

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

This report seeks approval to enter into a contract with Thomas Sinden Ltd to carry out remedial structural works and external refurbishment to 600 and 602 Fulham Road SW6

Decision:

1.    To approve a waiver of the usual tendering requirements of Contract Standing Orders (CSO) 10 for the appointment of works contractors for Housing Premises pursuant to CSO 3, to allow appointment through an EU-compliant framework of a contractor for 600 and 602 Fulham Road SW6, on the grounds that this would be in the Council’s overall interests.

 

2.    That approval is given to award a contract to Thomas Sinden Ltd in the sum [detailed in the exempt report] for the remedial structural works and external refurbishment of 600 and 602 Fulham Road SW6. The contract is expected to start on 5th December 2018 and complete on 31st May 2019.

 

3.    To approve a waiver of the usual tendering requirements of Contract Standing Orders (CSO) 10 for the appointment of multi-disciplinary consultants for the project at 600 and 602 Fulham Road SW6 pursuant to CSO 3 on the grounds that this would be in the Council’s overall interests.

 

4.    To approve the continued appointment of John Rowan and Partners as multi-disciplinary consultants for the project at 600 and 602 Fulham Road SW6, (originally engaged under approval from the Strategic Director, Growth and Place for contract appointments under £25,000 due to urgent circumstances). The estimated total fee is [detailed in the exempt report].

Reasons for the decision:

These works need to be undertaken to ensure the structural integrity of the buildings and to provide safe and secure accommodation to residents.

Alternative options considered:

The overriding consideration is the need to safeguard residents and the public. Completion of the remedial works has therefore become a matter of urgency. Officers had sufficient concerns with the performance of Mitie which precluded them from completing the works. A mini-competition under the SEC would have added 6-8 weeks to the timetable.

 

In relation to the appointment of John Rowan & Partners, carrying out a mini-competition under a framework for the appointment of multi-disciplinary consultants, when they are already working on the project, is not in the interests of the Council or resident due to issues that would be caused by this delay and lack of continuity.

Publication date: 08/03/2019

Date of decision: 04/12/2018

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