Decision details

Appointment of Design Consultants for Shirebrook Crematorium

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Further to Minute EX33-21/22, Executive considered a report of the Portfolio Holder – Growth/Economic Development which sought approval to appoint CDS Group Limited to undertake RIBA Stage 3 works for the Shirebrook Crematorium.  Stage 3 works included site surveys, detailed architectural drawings, cost plan, planning application and associated fees, as well as an outline specification and design programme.


The report set out that the CDS Group Limited had already been appointed to undertake a feasibility study and financial viability appraisal on the development of a crematorium.  The appointment of CDS Group Limited for this stage of the works would be a direct award and this would comply with the Procurement Regulations as set out in the Council’s Constitution.


Moved by Councillor Liz Smyth and seconded by Councillor Duncan McGregor

RESOLVED that a direct award be made to CDS Group Limited to undertake the RIBA Stage 3 works, in connection with the Shirebrook Crematorium project.


(Executive Director of Strategy and Development)



The appointment of CDS Group Limited to continue this work would bring about the best financial and time efficiencies as they were already up to speed on the design and cost appraisals for the scheme, having carried them out.



There were options for an open tender or an appointment through a framework agreement.  These were rejected due to the additional costs when there was no guarantee that any other company would apply, and the impact on the timescales for delivering the surveys and investigative works.


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Reason Key: Capital Income or Expenditure of £150,000 or more;

Wards Affected: Ault Hucknall; Shirebrook North; Shirebrook South;

Contact: Natalie Etches, Business Growth Manager Email:

Report author: Natalie Etches

Publication date: 03/11/2021

Date of decision: 01/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 01/11/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 11/11/2021

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