Decision details

Award of contract for construction of new school hall at Thorney Island Primary School - OKD50 (20/21)

Decision Maker: Director of Property and Assets

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The County Council has a statutory duty to provide sufficient school places for all children who need a place. This report seeks approval to award the construction contract to undertake an expansion project to provide an enlarged school hall at Thorney Island Primary School that will provide sufficient and suitable accommodation for the previous increase in pupil numbers from 210 to 270.


In the key decision (reference ES01(20/21), the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills approved the allocation of £857,000.00 from the Capital Programme to fund an increase in space at the school to provide an expansion of the hall to accommodate the increased number of pupil places.  As part of this decision the Cabinet Member also approved the delegation of authority to the Director or Property and Assets to award the contract for the works.


A procurement process was conducted as a non OJEU Restricted Procedure. Following full financial and technical evaluation, based on a most economically advantageous tender (MEAT) criteria, this report recommends the award of the contract to provide an enlarged school hall at Thorney Island Primary School to Buxton Building Contractors.


The Director of Property and Assets has approved the award of contract for the construction of the Thorney Island Primary School Hall Extension for the sum of £782,421,04 to Buxton Building Contractors. The overall construction budget is £897,000.00.

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Publication date: 30/12/2020

Date of decision: 30/12/2020

Effective from: 12/01/2021

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