{meta} Agenda item - Request for Approval - Minor Civils Framework - Lot 2 Award - Parrin Lane/Worsley Road Junction Improvements

Agenda item


Salford City Council - Record of Decision

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

1.     Approve the appointment of Eric Wright Civil Engineering Ltd at a cost of £236,808.27 to undertake the Parrin Lane/ Worsley Junction Improvement works.


2.     Approve the creation of a purchase order to the value of £236,808.27 to Eric Wright Civil Engineering Ltd to enable payments to be made to the contractor.

3.     Approve the creation of a purchase order to the value of £1,635.74 to Virgin Media Limited to enable payments to carry out utility alteration works.

4.     Approve the creation of a purchase order to the value of £54,490.80 to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) for the supply and installation of new traffic signal equipment.

5.     Approve professional fees to the value of £14,777.59 for the supervision and management of the works on site.

6.     Approve the 10% risk allocation to the value of £30,771.24, 10% of the total works costs.

The Reasons are:


A £150,000 Section 106 contribution was secured from Lidl as a condition of supporting the Planning Application for their new store at the nearby former Brown Cow public house site. The signed section 106 agreement requires that the contribution is directed solely towards highway and footpath improvement works at the junction between Worsley Road and Parrin Lane.


The proposed improvement works at the Parrin Lane/Worsley Lane Junction will significantly improve traffic movements and enhance the safety at the junction. The improved pedestrian facilities could encourage short journeys to be taken on foot as an alternative to the private car.


Invitations to tender under the Lot 2 Minor Civils Framework were conducted by issuing a mini competition to the six contractors. All six submitted a tender and based on the scoring criteria Eric Wright Civil Engineering limited received the highest score and was the most economically advantageous tender based on the quality and pricing assessment.


Options considered and rejected were:

Not to award the contract


Assessment of Risk:



The source of funding is:

·       Section 106 contribution - £150,000

·       Block 3 Transport Capital Programme - £200,000

·       Total - £350,000


Legal Advice obtained: Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor, tel. 219 6323

Financial Advice obtained: Alison Woods, Finance Officer, (Capital)

Ext 1135

Procurement Advice obtained: Heather Stanton, Category Manager ext.  6241

HR Advice obtained: N/A

Climate Change Advice obtained: Nicola Smithies / Mike Hemingway Ext.6070/3209


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


Report to Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development – 19th February 2019

Report to Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development – 23rd March 2020

Contact Officers:  


Nicola Smithies, Principal Engineer, Salford City Council – Ext 6070

Nathan Williams, Engineering Technician, Salford City Council – Ext 4916


·       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 Panel


Signed:         BILL HINDS                      Dated: 25th November 2020

                    Lead Member



*         This decision was published on 25th November 2020.  

*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 2nd December 2020unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.


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