Issue details

20/00015 - Highway Term Services Commissioning Programme

Proposed decision:

 

Provide the Corporate Director for Growth, Environment and Transport delegated authority to procure and enter into appropriate contractual arrangements for the provision of highway term services in accordance with the expectations set out in the report.

 

Provide the Corporate Director for Growth, Environment and Transport delegated authority to procure and enter into appropriate contractual arrangements for the provision of capital drainage works including any potential extension periods in accordance with the expectations set out in the report.

 

In consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, delegate authority to the Corporate Director for Growth, Environment and Transport to award contract extensions of the contracts in accordance with appropriate extension clauses within the contract.

 

Background:

 

The Highway Term Maintenance Contract (HTMC) is currently delivered by Amey and expires on the 31st August 2020.

 

Highways, Transportation and Waste (HTW) will evaluate the current services delivered by the HTMC and consider options for a future delivery model.

 

Under the Highways Act 1980, as the local Highway Authority, the Council has a legal duty to maintain its respective sections of the highway network under section 41. This includes responsibility for maintaining, managing and, where necessary, improving their section of the network. These services will need to be commissioned externally to ensure the Council meets is statutory obligations and that service continuity is required.

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/01/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Due to the commercia sensitivity

Decision due: Not before 11th Feb 2020 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Lead director: Simon Jones

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Andrew Loosemore, Head of Highway Asset Management 03000 411652 Email: andrew.loosemore@kent.gov.uk Tel: 03000 411652.

Consultees

The proposed decision will be considered by Cabinet on 27 January 2020.

Financial implications: It is expected that any new procurement and delivery model will present a price increase of up to £2.5m which reflects changes in market prices since the contract was let in 2011.

Legal implications: The award of any contracts will be in full compliance with all relevant procurement regulations

Equalities implications: An EqIA for has been completed. No issues have identified at this early stage EqIA. This will be reviewed as programme continues.

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