Issue details

Award of Contract for the expansion of Manor Green Primary School, Crawley

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Langley Green & Ifield East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/07/2019

Decision due: January 2020 by Director of Property and Assets

Lead member: Andrew Edwards, Assistant Director (Property and Assets)

Lead director: Director of Property and Assets

Contact: Carol Bruce, Contracts Officer Email: Tel: 033 022 23055.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Acting Chief Executive via the author or officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken



Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders - Tel: 033 022 22553

Background3: Best Start in Life


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