Decision details

Award of Contract for the expansion of Manor Green Primary School, Crawley - OKD32 (19/20)

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.

Manor Green Primary School in Crawley caters for a wide-range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), particularly for children with moderate and severe learning difficulties, complex social and communication difficulties or those who have been identified as having an Autistic Spectrum Condition.

In October 2019 the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills approved the allocation of £1.018m from the Capital Programme to fund an increase in space at the school to provide 36 additional school places (decision reference ES05(19/20)).  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 has taken place and, following full financial and technical evaluation, based on a 60% cost and 40% quality evaluation approach, this report recommends the contract to increase space at Manor Green is awarded to J. Cheesmur & Sons (Lewes) LTD.


The Director of Property and Assets has approved the award of the construction contract to expand Manor Green Primary School to J. Cheesmur & Sons (Lewes) LTD for the sum of £619,773 which is affordable within the overall budget of £1,018m for this project.

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Publication date: 28/01/2020

Date of decision: 28/01/2020

Effective from: 07/02/2020

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