Decision details

Contract award to Whole Life Consultants for completion of Constructions Skills Labour Gap Analysis for Haringey

Decision Maker: Head of Programme Management

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Approval of a waiver to appoint Whole Life Consultants Ltd to conduct labour analysis of construction skills demand for Haringey in accordance with CSO 10.01.2.d

Reasons for the decision:

The preferred approach for commissioning the completion of the gap analysis is to directly contract with Whole Life Consultants Ltd. Whole Life Consultants Ltd has in-depth knowledge and experience of this type of modelling. Furthermore, Whole Life Consultants Ltd have undertaken similar local area analysis for Greater London Authority and TfL. A procurement exercise would likely result in awarding Whole Life Consultants Ltd as they developed the modelling software.

Alternative options considered:

The alternative approach would be to procure a specialist through a three-quote tender process. Given Enfield Council has researched and arrived at the conclusion that Whole Life Consultants Ltd’s software was not comparable to any alternate providers, nor were there any other providers with the breadth of project experience, and given the software has been designed by Whole Life Consultants, it is unlikely that a different team would be able to deliver the work without incurring additional and unnecessary fees.
Another option is not to commission the research. However, this would result in a gap in knowledge about the construction job opportunities in Haringey. The Council will not be able to provide the relevant training to maximise job opportunities for residents.

Publication date: 27/04/2021

Date of decision: 23/04/2021

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