Tim Read (Head of Transportation) and Victoria Soames (Major Capital Project Manager) were in attendance for this item.
1. Mrs Soames provided a technical verbal overview of the proposed decision. She advised that the independent cost consultancy services would be primarily used on Highways and Transport capital projects, though it would also be available to other Growth, Environment and Transport projects. She highlighted the proposal to contract a single supplier.
2. Following a question from Mr Lewis, Mrs Soames confirmed that the previous contract had cost £900k and that the proposed contract had increased costs which reflected KCC’s expanded capital programme.
RESOLVED to endorse the proposed decision of the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport to give approval to:
a) Procure a single supplier agreement to allow independent cost consultancy services to be made available to teams within Growth, Environment and Transport.
b) Provide the Director of Transportation with the delegated authority to enter into the appropriate contractual arrangements for the provisions of Independent Cost Consultancy Services, including future extensions.