Decision details

Acceptance of Tender for a two storey for classroom extension at Pinkwell Primary School (Cllr Bianco)

Decision Maker: CABINET

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That Cabinet accepts the tender submitted by Redwing Construction Ltd. in the sum of £334,486, which officers consider offers the Council best value.


Reasons for decision


This project is needed to provide sufficient accommodation to meet demand for places and meet the legal requirement to admit pupils up to each school’s published admission number. The school was previously expanded to four forms of entry and hence there is a legal requirement to admit up to this number. However, at the time of the expansion, demand for places was not such that accommodation to four forms of entry was needed in all year groups. Demand for places has since increased and the proposed extension includes classrooms and office accommodation which will allow it to accommodate up to its full admission number. A procurement process has been followed in accordance with Council Standing Orders.


Alternative options considered and rejected


To not to accept the tender, in which case the scheme will not be able to proceed and there will be insufficient classrooms to meet the legal requirement to admit an additional thirty pupils.


Exempt information


The report on this item was included in Part II as it contained information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) and the public interest in withholding the information outweighed the public interest in disclosing it (exempt information under paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 as amended.


Officer to Action:


Eileen Nicholson, Deputy Chief Executive’s Office

Publication date: 29/05/2009

Date of decision: 28/05/2009

Decided at meeting: 28/05/2009 - CABINET

Effective from: 06/06/2009

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