Issue details

Award of Contract for the replacement of Modular Units at Southwater Infant and Junior Schools, Horsham - Phase 2

The County Council has a statutory duty to provide sufficient school places for all children who need a place.

 

Due to the significant condition and suitability issues the existing modular accommodation at Southwater Infant and Southwater Junior Schools is to be replaced with new accommodation. This will ensure the schools can continue to accommodate the demand for pupil places in the locality. The work has been divided into two elements and tendered as two separate contracts:-

 

Phase 1 – The Supply and Installation of Modular Units

Phase 2 – Enabling Works

 

In January 2020 the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills approved the allocation of additional monies from Section 106 funds to enable this replacement work to take place (decision reference ES07(19/20)).  As part of this decision the Cabinet Member also approved the delegation of authority to the Director of Property and Assets to award the contracts for the works.

 

In April 2020 the Director of Property and Assets approved the award of the construction contract for the Phase 1 works to supply and install the Modular Units (decision reference OKD04(20/21)).

 

A procurement process has now taken place and, following full financial and technical evaluation, based on a 70% cost and 30% quality evaluation approach, this report recommends the contract for Phase 2: to carry out the enabling works at Southwater Infant and Junior schools be awarded to Integra Buildings Ltd for the sum of £647,236.00. This is to be funded from received Section 106 funds and is within the approved budget.

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Southwater & Nuthurst;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/02/2020

Decision due: May 2020 by Director of Property and Assets

Lead member: Andrew Edwards, Director of Property and Assets andrew.edwards@westsussex.gov.uk

Lead director: Andrew Edwards

Contact: Carol Bruce, Contracts Officer Email: carol.bruce@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 23055.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Property and Assets via the author or officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken

Consultees

School

Parents and local residents

Parish and District Councils

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

West Sussex Plan Priority: Best Start in Life

Decisions

Background papers