Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Leisure and Wellbeing
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
In November 2021, Cabinet agreed the
Unsupervised Play Investment Programme for the years 2021/22
– 2022/23 as set out in report HCS/33. Through this report
Cabinet agreed to delegate authority to the Cabinet Member for
Wellbeing in consultation with the Head of Community Services, to
conduct review stage/s and agree where necessary to reprioritise
the order of delivery for the relevant phase of the investment
Despite best efforts only 2 from 10 approved schemes have been awarded to date. This reflects challenges presented by the pandemic, and the implications within the market around supply restrictions (both materials and suppliers) plus the impact of cost inflation. Increasingly the tendering of single, often quite small, play schemes is proving to be unattractive to the market and therefore not attracting good value.
Consequently, consideration has been given to how to procure, manage and deliver the consultation and construction stages within the available resources and process timescales. It is proposed to group the remaining approved schemes together within one tender, and to increase the approved budget by £18,958 to cover inflation increases for all sites to be tendered. Funds to be fully met from available S106 monies which has been approved through the appropriate delegations.
1. Group the remaining 8 approved schemes together within one tender.
2. Delegate authority to the Head of Community Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, to conduct any further review stage/s and agree where necessary to reprioritise the order of delivery for the relevant phase of the investment programme.
Publication date: 15/03/2023
Date of decision: 15/03/2023
Effective from: 21/03/2023