The Cabinet had before it a * report of the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration seeking approval to extend the Culm Garden Village project management contract for a further year and to establish delegated authority for further extensions to the contract (subject to sufficient funding being in place).
The Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration outlined the contents of the report stating that in August 2017 the contract for project management services for the Garden Village was awarded; this was initially for 1 year. He outlined the remit of the project manager and his work to date. It was therefore proposed that the contract be extended for a further year and that delegated authority be sought to award subsequent annual one year extensions to the contact.
Consideration was given to the work of the project manager and how his work was managed.
a) A 1 year extension to the Culm Garden Village project management contract be awarded to the existing supplier with an agreed annual cost of £66,000.
b) Delegated authority be given to the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration to award subsequent annual one year extensions to the contract subject to:
i) Funding being in place to cover the cost of the provision of this service.
ii) Continuing to be satisfied with the quality of the service provided.
(Proposed by Cllr R J Chesterton and seconded by Cllr C R Slade)
Note: * Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.