Decision details

Construction and Highways Works & Services Framework Agreements – BCIS uplift to rates

Decision Maker: Director of Economy – Paul Clifford

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

This report requests approval to modify Construction and Highways Works

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
To allow service continuity it is approved that the Framework Agreements in place with contractors appointed to those 13 x lots identified in this report are modified to allow an uplift to each contractor’s Schedule of Rates in line with BCIS index at 12.66% for the period 3rd October 2022 to 2nd October 2023

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - To allow service continuity it is recommended that the Framework Agreements in place with contractors appointed to those 13 x lots identified in this report are modified to allow an uplift in line with BCIS index at 12.66% for the period 3rd October 2022 to 2nd October 2023.
Option 2 - To cease to call-off works under the framework agreements (where contractors refuse to quote on existing rates) and to revert to obtaining quotations and tenders for all work packages to comply with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules, which would be an inefficient, labour and time-consuming process. It is also considered unlikely that alternative contractors could be sourced to provide the services.

Alternative options considered:

Option 2 - To cease to call-off works under the framework agreements (where contractors refuse to quote on existing rates) and to revert to obtaining quotations and tenders for all work packages to comply with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules, which would be an inefficient, labour and time-consuming process. It is also considered unlikely that alternative contractors could be sourced to provide the services.

Publication date: 17/01/2023

Date of decision: 15/12/2022

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