Decision details

Contract Award Report - Spandrel Panels Replacement Works

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of the Economy Department

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report seeks approval from the Strategic Director for The Economy Department to award a contract for ‘Spandrel Panels Replacement Works’. The Procurement Strategy that was approved by the concerned Cabinet Member for Housing on 15th May 2020 authorised the use of the direct award procedure under the Southeast Consortium (SEC) Framework to appoint a contractor to deliver these works.


Reasons for urgency:


This procurement is time-critical and needs to be procured because the spandrel panels for the identified properties may, under certain conditions, enable the spread of flames. The replacement of spandrel panel systems would address issues of fire safety with panels and problems of poor installation when panels were previously fitted. There are no repairing / remedial solutions available that would retain the panels and negate the risk. Therefore, critical remedial works must be undertaken to remedy the situation.




1             Appendix 1 to this report is exempt from disclosure on the grounds that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of a particular person (including the authority holding that information) under Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and in all circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


2              That the Strategic Director for the Economy Department approves the award of contract to, Kier Group, to undertake the Spandrel Panels Replacement Works for a total contract sum of £2,030,000. The contract will be for a term of two (2) years.


Reasons for the decision:

The reasons and need for procurement are set out in the Procurement Strategy paper, dated 15th May 2020, “Procurement Strategy – Spandrel Panels Replacement Works”. This paper approved the procurement of the number 1 ranked contractor under Lots 1 or 4 of the SEC Framework.


The decision in this report is to appoint, Kier Group, in line with the Recommendations set out in the Procurement Strategy paper, dated 15th May 2020, “Procurement Strategy – Spandrel Panels Replacement Works”, which delegates authority to the Strategic Director of The Economy Department to award the contract.

Alternative options considered:

As described in the report.

Publication date: 27/07/2020

Date of decision: 26/07/2020

Effective from: 30/07/2020

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