Issue details

20/00011 - HTW Professional Services Framework Contract

Proposed decision

 

To provide the Director of Highways, Transportation & Waste the delegated authority to enter into appropriate contractual arrangements for the provision of technical andenvironmental professional services Framework contract to the preferred bidders including possible future extensions.

 

Background

 

In order to deliver its duties to the community, HTW requires a professional engineering services contract. Kent needs a flexible, resilient mechanism to seamlessly access a source of multidisciplinary technical expertise to guarantee the timely delivery of projects and schemes for the fulfilment of HTW’s statutory duties as the Highway Authority.

 

A report is to be presented to the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee to detail the commissioning project for the provision of these services through a new multi supplier framework contract.

 

This framework is a multi-supplier (four), multi-disciplinary contract for professional services of zero guaranteed value, although it is estimated that circa £4m of professional services will be commissioned through these arrangements per annum over a maximum period of 4-year period (3 years +1). 

 

 

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: For Determination

Division affected: (All Division);

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

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Due to the stage of the tendering process the information presented is considered Commercially confidential

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: Tim Read, Head of Highway Transport 03000 411652 Email: tim.read@kent.gov.uk.

Consultation process

A proposal will be presented at the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on the 23rd January 2020.

 

Financial implications: This framework is a multi-supplier (four), multi-disciplinary contract for professional services of zero guaranteed value, although it is estimated that circa £4m of professional services will be commissioned through these arrangements per annum over a maximum period of 4-year period (3 years +1). Data shows that HTW spent an average of £4m per annum under the previous contract for professional services.

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

Equalities implications: An EQIA has been completed

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