Decision details

Appointment of EWA Architects via the Construction Impact Framework

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economy & Enterprise (Leader - Councillor Sean Fielding)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The reason for this decision arises from the need to continue the appointment of EWA architects to enable them: to complete the design of the new heritage and arts centre (OMA) at the former library on Union Street; complete the accompanying off-site store at the Prince of Wales Industrial Estate; and cover costs incurred in the close down of the Oldham Coliseum project (OCT).

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
The Council appoints EWA via the Construction Impact Framework (CIF), to act as lead designer for the OMA and associated off-site store projects, with an allocated budget.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 – Do nothing and wait until a direct appointment can be made by a new contractor.
Option 2 – Tender the OMA architectural services via OJEU.
Option 3 – Appoint EWA via the CIF Framework.

Alternative options considered:

Options 1

Publication date: 05/02/2019

Date of decision: 25/01/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

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