{meta} Decision - A5063 Trafford Road Corridor - Growth Deal 3

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, Councillor Bill Hinds, as chair of the Procurement Board, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve the proposed procurement route for the Trafford Road Corridor project.

The reasons are to enable the invitation to tender (ITT) to be issued in order to obtain prices for the enabling works and main works.

The detailed design of the project is on-going with the ITT to be issued in August 2019.


Assessment of Risk – Low


A robust risk management process has been implemented, commencing at project inception stage.  A risk register has been established and this is being maintained as a live document which is reviewed periodically and updated following any noteworthy changes to the situation.


An expert in Risk Management has been engaged via TfGM to assist in the assessment, mitigation and control of risks to the project.


As discussed in Section 4.2 of the report, there is a risk that any expenditure prior to FBC approval, including the enabling works would have to be repaid to Growth Deal if approval for the scheme to go ahead is not granted. This scenario is considered to be unlikely given the continued engagement with TfGM governance for the arrangements for this funding and the risk is rated as very low.


The sources of funding are: £10.5m Growth Deal 3, £4.835m MCF and £4.5m Salford City Council

Legal Advice obtained – supplied by Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor (0161 219 6323)

Financial Advice obtained. – supplied by Natalie Birchall, Finance Officer (0161 925 2316

Procurement Advice obtained. – supplied by Jennifer Hilton, Category Manager (0161 686 6241)



Contact Officer:  Stephen Hands                       Tel No: 0161 779 4931






*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member


*         The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.




Signed:    COUNCILLOR BILL HINDS               Dated:  10 JULY 2019                                                

                     Lead Member




*         This decision was published on 10 July 2019.         


*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 17 July 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.


Publication date: 10/07/2019

Date of decision: 10/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Procurement Board

Effective from: 18/07/2019

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