Decision Maker: Strategic Director of the Economy Department
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Appointment of the recommended
Employer’s Agent for the White City Central scheme.
1. To approve that Appendix 1 of this report is not for publication on the basis that they contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).
2. To appoint Arcadis LLP as Cost Consultant and Employer’s Agent for the White City Central scheme through to RIBA stage 7; at a total cost of £640,000 with a break clause after RIBA stages 1 and 3, such that the approval extends only to a commitment of at-risk expenditure up to the end of RIBA stage 1 of £68,000 and RIBA stage 3 of a further £87,000.
3. To approve a 15% contingency of £23,250 for the services to be delivered by the Cost Consultant and Employer’s Agent for the White City Central scheme up to the end of RIBA stage 3.
The appointment of an Employer’s Agent will enable the Council to deliver the best project to meet the aims of the Council’s affordable housing delivery programme and community facilities for local residents.
Option 1 – To appoint Arcadis LLP as the Employer’s Agent on the White City Central scheme.
Option 2 – do not appoint Arcadis LLP as the Employer’s Agent and carry out a new procurement exercise.
Option 3 – do not appoint Arcadis LLP as Employer’s Agent, leaving the White City Central scheme without an Employer’s Agent support.
Option 1 has been recommended as the preferred approach. The Council’s priorities are still aligned in delivering modern and fit-for-purpose community facilities and new affordable Council housing in the borough and the procurement process has produced a good result in compliance with Council’s Contract Standing Orders.
Publication date: 04/09/2020
Date of decision: 03/09/2020
Effective from: 09/09/2020