Decision Maker: Managing Director
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To provide a framework of professional
services consultants for the TCF Programme across a number of
workstreams to progress schemes through to completion of the Full
Business Case and beyond.
The previous two procurement exercises for business case support up to Outline Business Case have been for a single supplier with the contract sitting with the Combined Authority but with support being utilised by Partners for their schemes throughout this contract.
Due to various requirements needed for the detail at Full Business Case and beyond and also capacity/technical requirements needed for the next stages of the TCF projects it was felt a multi supplier framework would better meet the requirements of the Programme.
A compliant Procurement Exercise was undertaken through the Combined Authority’s Dynamic Purchasing System to tender for a
To approve the set-up of a Professional
Services Consultancy Framework to provide business case support for
projects within the TCF and other Combined Authority Transport
programmes following a procurement exercise with the tender
The framework is for a value of up to £20m with an initial two year term with two 12 month optional extensions to be applied annually up to a maximum contract term of four years. It is envisaged the Framework contracts will commence on or after the 30 November 2021.
The individual call-off contracts may be subject to key decision notices through the Combined Authority’s project assurance and approvals processes.
Publication date: 25/11/2021
Date of decision: 19/11/2021