Issue details

Award of contract for construction of new school hall at Thorney Island Primary School

The County Council has a statutory duty to provide sufficient school places for all children who need a place. This report seeks approval to award the construction contract to undertake an expansion project to provide an enlarged school hall at Thorney Island Primary School that will provide sufficient and suitable accommodation for the previous increase in pupil numbers from 210 to 270.


In the key decision (reference ES01(20/21), the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills approved the allocation of £857,000.00 from the Capital Programme to fund an increase in space at the school to provide an expansion of the hall to accommodate the increased number of pupil places.  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 was conducted as a non OJEU Restricted Procedure. Following full financial and technical evaluation, based on a most economically advantageous tender (MEAT) criteria, this report recommends the award of the contract to provide an enlarged school hall at Thorney Island Primary School to Buxton Building Contractors.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Bourne;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/04/2020

Decision due: December 2020 by Director of Property and Assets

Lead member: Andrew Edwards, Director of Property and Assets

Lead director: Andrew Edwards

Contact: Liam Hayward, Contracts Officer Email: Tel: 033 022 22002.

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.



Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Background3: Best Start in Life


Background papers

  • Cabinet Member Decision Report ES01 (20/21)