{meta} Agenda for City Issues Briefing on Monday, 23 January 2017, 3.00 pm

Agenda and decisions

Venue: Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Items for Decision - Part 1 (Open to the public)


Refurbishment of Ingleside pdf icon PDF 40 KB


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I Paul Dennett, the City Mayor in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby:

Agree to the  waiver of standing orders .to allow tender submissions to be sought from three Contractors in relation to the refurbishment of the Ingleside building linked to its future proposed use . The three Contractors being:-


·       John Turner Group

·       Seddons

·       Warden Construction

All 3 contractors are known to the City Council and are considered to have the necessary capabilities to deliver the refurbishment requirements. All 3 contractors confirmed they were willing and able to put proposals for consideration and have the resources available to deliver the refurbishment works to the required timescales.

The reason for the waiver is as a result of the timescales associated with the required delivery of the refurbishment work linked to its future end use.

Following receipt of contractor tender submissions, these will be considered and reported to Procurement Board and the City Mayor where any recommendation on appointment will be considered.

Options considered and rejected were:

  • to follow a traditional procurement approach which did not meet the required timescale constraints.
  • to deal directly with one contractor which was not considered to be desirable due to lack of competition and risk if the contractor could not deliver a suitable proposal
  • delivering the required refurbishment work in discrete parts through existing framework arrangements which was not considered appropriate given the complexity of on-site management with associated risk to delivery timescales.

Assessment of Risk           Low

Legal Advice -The City Mayor has the authority to waive standing orders with appropriate justification which is set out within the record of decision

Financial Advice -There are no financial implications at this stage. This will be considered at Contractor appointment stage

Procurement Advice - as legal advice

Contact Officer: Les Woolhouse                       Tel No x4961


This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member/Strategic Director

The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel and the Overview and Scrutiny Board.


Signed:         PAUL DENNETT

                    The City Mayor


Decision taken: 23rd January  2017



*         This decision was published 9 March 2017

*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on 16 March 2017 unless it      is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.



Exclusion of the public

The officers consider that the following items contain exempt information as provided for in the Local Government Access to Information Act and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. The City Mayor is asked to agree the necessary resolutions excluding the public from the meeting during consideration of this item. At the time this agenda is published no representations have been that this part of the meeting should be open to the public.


Items for Decision - Part 2 (Closed to the public)

No items.


Any other urgent business - Part 2 (Closed to the public)