Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The delivery of External Wall Insulation to 82
properties through an accredited installer.
Executive considered a report of the Portfolio Holder – Housing which sought approval for the award of a contract for the installation of External Wall Insulation (EWI) to 82 Council properties.
It had been identified that the Council had a number of dwellings which would qualify for Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Phase 1B. This scheme aimed to raise the energy efficiency of low-income and low Energy Performance Certified (EPC) rated homes.
It was proposed that a direct award to deliver this work be made through the Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) framework to Sustainable Building Services (SBS). There was an urgent need to appoint an installer due to the short time scales to spend the grant funding by September 2021 and the growing shortage of accredited installers.
Moved by Councillor Sandra Peake and seconded by Councillor Mary Dooley
RESOLVED – that
1) the External Wall Insulation Contract be awarded directly to Sustainable Building Services through the Efficiency East Midlands Framework.
2) progress on the contract be reported through the Housing Stock Group.
REASON FOR DECISION:
It was recommended to directly award the contract to guarantee to deliver the scheme and secure the funding support.
OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED:
A full competitive tender carried out by the Council or a mini competition within the Framework. This was rejected because of the extremely tight timescales to complete the works and the necessity to secure a certified and competent contractor.
(Director of Development)
Reason Key: Capital Income or Expenditure of £150,000 or more;
Contact: Ian Barber, Director of Property & Contruction (Dragonfly Development Ltd) Email: Ian.Barber@bolsover.gov.uk.
Report author: Ian Barber
Publication date: 24/02/2021
Date of decision: 22/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 22/02/2021 - Executive
Effective from: 04/03/2021