Decision details

Framework Agreement for Building & Construction Consultancy Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet:  


1.    Approves the multi-lot Framework Agreement as set out in this report and Tender Appendix, in relation to building and construction consultancy services for a period of 4 years, noting that here are no direct costs to the Council for the creation of the Framework.


2.    Delegates authority to relevant Cabinet Members for any Council Call-Offs made under this Framework where the value exceeds £500k, providing for more flexible decision-making.


Reasons for decision


Given the Council’s considerable programme of housing and construction works, the Cabinet Member for Property, Highways and Transport introduced a report, which Cabinet agreed, to establish a multi-lot Framework Agreement for building and construction related consultancy services to deliver value for money and swifter delivery of projects.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Cabinet could have decided not to create a framework agreement and undertake ad hoc tender exercises, but this was discounted for the various reasons set out in the report.


Relevant Select Committee

Finance & Corporate Services

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

These decisions can be called-in by 5pm, Friday 31 March 2023

Officer(s) to action

Paul Soward


Resources Directorate


Private - Whilst the Cabinet's decisions above are always made public, the officer report relating to this matter is not because it was considered in the private part of the meeting and 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 in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


Publication date: 24/03/2023

Date of decision: 23/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 23/03/2023 - CABINET

Effective from: 01/04/2023

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