The Director of Property and Assets has approved;
(1)the award of contract for the installation of a three-classroom modular block at Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, Horsham for the sum of £1,271,718.00 to Thurston Group Limited; the tender was within the pre-tender estimate of £1.58M
(2) the revised budget of £1,624,061.73. This is an increase of £224,061.73 as a result of an increase in construction cost, contingency and professional fees from that projected at the feasibility stage.
To Note: In June 2021 the Director of Property and Assets approved that the contract for the works at QE2 school be awarded to Axio at a cost of £1,249,751.00; however, due to uncertainty within the market as a result of the pandemic, Axio pulled out. Consequently, it was decided to go out to tender to the remaining original five contractors to ensure a fair process; the winning tender from this procurement process was Thurston Group Limited. A copy of the original decision is attached to this report as an appendix.