Decision details

OD/20/52 Reg Driver Centre Heat Pump Install

Decision Maker: Officer Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Ipswich Borough Council are proposing to install an air source heat pump at the Reg Driver Centre, to replace the existing biomass boiler which is now beyond economical repair.


A tender process was completed for the installation of an air source heat pump, but no compliant tenders were received. Subsequently, one of the Council’s current local supply contractors has quoted to complete the installation within the required timeframe.


The quote provided by Columbus Plumbing and Heating is for £17,378.90 (ex. VAT) – the contract to award requires a decision to exempt from contract standing orders as only one quote has been received.


The quotation from Columbus Plumbing and Heating is within budget and considered good value for money.


To waive contract standing orders to allow the appointment of Columbus Plumbing and Heating.


Reason: To provide a new heating system to the Reg Driver Centre.

Publication date: 10/12/2020

Date of decision: 25/11/2020

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