Issue details

20/00079 - Road Asset Renewal Contract 2021

Proposed decisions:

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

Background information:

 

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

 

The Road Asset Renewal Contract (RARC) is currently delivered by Eurovia and expires on 31st December 2020. Due to a higher level of funding spent through the contract, there is no scope to invoke the extension options detailed within the contract. A new contract will be required to be procured prior to 1st January 2021. This contract will allow for the prescribed works and services to be delivered for an initial 24-month period with potential extensions.

 

 

 

 

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: 30/07/2020

Decision due: Not before 28th Aug 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 to 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 and the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 15 September 2020.

Financial implications: It is not expected that any new procurement and delivery model will present a significant price increase. A competitive procurement process will appoint the best value contractor from the tenders submitted.

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

Equalities implications: an EqIA has been drafted. No adverse impacts have identified at this stage.