{meta} Agenda for Procurement Board on Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 10.00 am

Agenda and decisions

Venue: The Boardroom, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton

Contact: Carol Eddleston, Senior Democratic Services Advisor 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 5 February 2020 pdf icon PDF 37 KB


Matters arising


Decision items - Part 1 (open to the public)


ITEM DEFERRED - Request for Approval - Contract Extension - Advice and Information Services


Request for Approval - Acceptance of a tender for timber cornice and roof repairs at Salford Museum and Art Gallery pdf icon PDF 124 KB


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I Councillor Bill Hinds  in exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Scheme of Delegation of the Council do hereby approve:-


(a)  The award of the following contract for a project approved under the current Corporate Capital Programme:-


(i)   Acceptance of the tender from Schofield and Sons Limited in the sum of £228,329.00 to for the renewal of the timber cornice and associated roof  repairs at Salford museum and Art Gallery (SMAG).


Detail required

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Timber cornice and associated roof repairs at SMAG

Name of Successful Contractor

Schofield and Sons Limited

Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)


Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Private Limited Company

          Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)


Contract Award Price


Full Project

Contract Value Including Fees and approved QRA

(if applicable )


Full Project

Contract Duration

10 weeks

Contract Start Date


Contract End Date


Optional Extension Period 1


Optional Extension Period 2


Who will approve each Extension Period?

Choose an item.

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Gregory Durkin 0161 779 4942

Lead Service Group

Place Directorate 

How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Framework Call-off (Mini Competition)

Framework Details (where applicable)

(Procurement Body, Framework Reference & Title, Start/End Dates, Hyperlink, etc.)

Minor Building Works Framework lot 2 Agreement

Funding Source

Capital Programme


The Reasons are:   to enable the works to progress as programmed to start on site and be completed at the earliest possible date. 


Options considered and rejected were:None.  All procedures are in accordance with normal Standing Orders.


Assessment of Risk:  High. The cornice and adjacent roof has reached the end of its economic life and the works are required to prevent the possibility of sections of cornice breaking away and further water penetration into the building. If the works are not undertaken there is a risk of the museum and art gallery becoming water damaged and being forced to close.


The programme has been developed to achieve the delivery of the works to meet the necessary completion dates and minimise disruption to the facility


The source of funding is: The funding source available is from within the 2019/20  Corporate Capital Programme and is detailed in reports previously submitted to Cabinet for approval.


Legal Implications: Supplied by: Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor, tel. 0161 219 6323.


When commissioning contracts for the procurement of goods, services, or the execution of works, the Council must comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) and its own Contractual Standing Orders (CSO’s), failing which a contract may be subject to legal challenge from an aggrieved provider. The proposed award of the contract follows a tender exercise by mini competition in accordance with the Council’s Minor Building Works Lot 2 Framework Agreement.


The purpose of a framework agreement is to select through a procurement/ evaluation process a number of providers  ...  view the full decision text for item 5c


Request for Approval - Contract Award - New Classroom Block at Springwood Primary School (Craig Hall Site) pdf icon PDF 134 KB


Extension of appointment of 2 project and programme managers pdf icon PDF 111 KB


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I Councillor Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services and chairman of the Procurement Board, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby:


Approve the extension of Contract for,


(1)    The extension of the appointment of 2 appropriately skilled consultant project and programme managers through the STAR Procurement Framework to provide support in connection with the City Council’s growing workload of grant funded infrastructure projects.  This will be for a 12 month period.


(1)       An option to extend the appointments for a further 12 month period, subject to future work load, availability of funding and reaching agreement with the Councils HR team.

as detailed in the table below:

Detail required

Contract Reference


Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Appointment of 2 project & Programme managers

Name of Contractor


Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Public Limited Company

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)


Value of Contract Extension


Per Annum (estimated average)

Existing Contract Term




Extension Period Requested




Contact Officer (Name & number)

Perry Twigg

Lead Service Group


Funding Source



The Reasons are .


  • Salford City Council’s Regeneration Team has successfully made submissions for external funding for a range of infrastructure projects through both Growth Deal and the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF) to the value of circa £70 million.


  • Salford City Council together with the other districts across Greater Manchester are under pressure from the GMCA to ensure that adequate resources are in place to develop and deliver the MCF projects where funding has been awarded.


  • The Regeneration Team in the City Council has inadequate resource to fully meet this demand.


Options considered and rejected were .


·       That without additional resource, the Council does not have the ability to deliver the infrastructure projects against which it has already secured funding.


Assessment of Risk .

·       This is based on the bullet point immediately above, which relate to the council not being able to deliver externally funded projects.


The source of funding is .


·       The proposal to extend the appointment of 2 programme managers (for a 12 month period) who will be working on projects   which are funded from the Growth deal grant and the Majors challenge fund, allow all costs to be re-claimed on a staged basis from the grant funding body at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).


Legal Advice obtained from Tony Hatton- 0161 219 6323


Financial Advice obtained from Natalie Birchall – ext 2316


Procurement Advice obtained from Christine Flisk – ext  6245


HR Advice obtained from Neelum Mahmood – ext 8683


Climate Change advice obtained from Mike Hemmingway – ext 3209


Contact Officer: Perry Twigg ext 6053





The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

Report of Strategic Director for Place 19 February 2020 – Extension of appointment of 2 Project and Programme managers through the STAR procurement framework to take a  ...  view the full decision text for item 5d


Salford BNI Delivery Pack 2 Madams Wood Road, A580 / Worsley Road & A580 / Lanc Road pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Additional documents:


Request for Approval - to go out to competition for Swinton Greenway Cycling & Walking pdf icon PDF 79 KB


Trafford Road Main Works Package pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Additional documents:


Any other business - Part 1 (open to the public)


Exclusion of the public


Decision items - Part 2 (closed to the public)


Skills and Work Programme pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Additional documents:


Salford City Council - Record of Decision

I, Councillor Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services and Chairman of the Procurement Board, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve:

An exception to Contractual Standing Orders as permitted within the City Council Constitution:

·       Delivers Best Value to The Council 

·       The execution of works or the supply of goods and services is required so urgently as not to permit compliance with the requirements of competition.


Approve the award of selected contracts within the Skills and Work Commissioned programme for the period: 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021, subject to the confirmation of final budgets for 2020/21.

The individual contracts and budget values are detailed in the Skills and Work Programme report dated 19th February 2020.

The Reasons are:

In September 2016 Procurement Board gave approval to go out to competition for the delivery of services within this proposed programme. Following a competitive tendering process, contracts were awarded to successful providers and delivery commenced on 1st April 2017 on a two year, plus one contract basis. These contracts will be time-expired by the end of March 2020.


For value for money reasons and in order to retain service stability it is proposed that selected contracts are extended for a further 12 months, for the period 1st April 2020 to March 31st 2021. The options to extend within the contracts have been exercised and as such they therefore require an exception to contractual standing orders in order to continue into 2020/21.   


Options considered and rejected were:

-       Develop new specifications and go out to tender

-       Decommission current services


Assessment of Risk:


The current Skills and Work programme delivers a suite of targeted services to support local residents to progress in to education, training or work. The programme is also strongly aligned to support the wider outcomes of Early Help and the Helping Families programme.


There will be a gap in provision if these services are not continued.



The source of funding is:


These services are funded by the City Council revenue budget (Skills and Work), Section 106 and Troubled Families grant.


Legal Advice obtained from:


Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor, Tel. 0161 219 6323


Financial Advice obtained from:


Chris Mee Strategic Finance Manager,   Ext 0434


Procurement Advice obtained from:

Christopher Conway, Procurement Category Manager, Tel 0161 686 6248


Climate Change Implications considered: Advice from Michael Hemingway, Principal Officer – Climate Change, Tel: 0161 793 3209  


Contact Officer: Alison Burnett                          Tel No: 0161 793 2535


*         This matter is also subject to consideration by the Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services and, accordingly, has been referred to that Lead Member / Directors for a briefing.


*         The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee and Overview and Scrutiny Board.




Signed:          Bill Hinds                                     Dated    19 February 2020                                  

                     Lead Member



This decision was published on 19 February 2020.

This decision  ...  view the full decision text for item 8a


Date and time of next meeting

10:00am on Wednesday 11 March 2020 in the Boardroom, Salford City Council, Civic Centre, Swinton, M27 5DA.