Decision Maker: Officer Decision
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Council is currently in the process of progressing the Local Plan review, which will help to deliver growth within the borough including homes, employment land, and regeneration within the town centre within the plan period (2016 - 2036).
A sustainability appraisal is needed for the Local Plan in its draft format and prior to formal submission to the Secretary of State for examination.
Quotes were received from Arcadis, Aecom and Essex Place Services. These firms were approached due to their experience in the field of Sustainability Appraisal.
Essex Place Services offered the best tender in terms of overall package and an officer decision was made to offer the works to them (OD/18/20), however they have since identified that they cannot meet the necessary timeframes in order to meet the consultation framework deadlines.
Arcadis offered the next best package (£16,466) and can meet the necessary deadlines for reporting, and are experienced in having undertaken SA works on behalf of Ipswich Borough Council in the past.
To award the Contract to Arcadis.
Reason: To enable Sustainability Appraisal works to be undertaken within the given timescales.
Publication date: 29/10/2018
Date of decision: 25/10/2018