Decision details

Town Centre Minewater District Heat Network – contract award for Detailed Project Development / OBC

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Finance and Low Carbon (Deputy Leader - Councillor Abdul Jabbar)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To award and enter into the contract for Detailed Project Development / Outline Business Case stage feasibility consultancy for the proposed Oldham Town Centre Minewater District Heat Network, to the value of £179,700.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Option 2: Award the contract and enter into a contract with Buro Happold Limited. Under this option, the contract for DPD / OBC stage feasibility work will be awarded to the successful bidder and the work will commence in January 2023.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1: Do not award the contract. Under this option, the Council will not incur expenditure of £59,100 by way of match funding for the £120,600 BEIS HNDU grant which has been provided for this work. However, the project will not progress to DPD / OBC stage.
Option 2: Award the contract and enter into a contract with Buro Happold Limited. Under this option, the contract for DPD / OBC stage feasibility work will be awarded to the successful bidder and the work will commence in January 2023.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1: Do not award the contract. Under this option, the Council will not incur expenditure of £59,100 by way of match funding for the £120,600 BEIS HNDU grant which has been provided for this work. However, the project will not progress to DPD / OBC stage.

Publication date: 25/01/2023

Date of decision: 12/01/2023

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