Issue details

Award of Contract for creation of a Special Support Centre at Felpham Community College, Bognor Regis

There is a need to increase provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) through the creation of additional places in Specialist Support Centres that are attached to mainstream schools and academies. This will assist with the aim of enabling children to attend school locally.

 

In November 2021 the Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills approved the allocation of funding to establish a Special Support Centre (SSC) at Felpham Community College for 12 children aged 11 to 16 with Social Communication Needs from September 2023 (decision LS10 (21/22) refers).  The Cabinet Member also delegated authority to the then Director of Property and Assets to launch a procurement for the works and enter into a construction contract with the successful tenderer.

 

The Assistant Director (Property and Assets) will be asked to approve the award of contract for the creation of a SSC at Felpham Community College.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: Felpham;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/02/2022

Decision due: June 2022 by Assistant Director (Property and Assets)

Lead member: Assistant Director (Property and Assets)

Lead director: Andrew Edwards

Contact: Liam Hayward, Contracts Officer Email: liam.hayward@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 22002.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Assistant Director (Property & Assets) via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Consultees

Procurement

Legal

Finance

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

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