Decision details

Noel Park Big Local (NPBL) shipping container purchase: As allowed under CSO 10.01.2 D, request for waiver to purchase a 20ft shipping container on behalf of Wood Green community organisation, Noel Park Big Local, to be placed in Russell Park to allo

Decision Maker: Head of Programme Management

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Purchase of 1x 20 ft shipping container by the Council on behalf of NPBL, at the value of £20,550.00, using GLA GGF3 grant funding managed by the Wood Green Area Regeneration team.

Reasons for the decision:

NPBL undertook a procurement to find a supplier, requesting quotes from 5 companies in 2020, and selecting one based on quality / price. The council wishes to purchase the container directly on their behalf so as not to pay VAT and to avoid having to create a grant agreement to transfer NPBL the funding for the container (GLA GGF3 funding) which could cause further delays.

Alternative options considered:

We could create a back-to-back grant agreement with NPBL and transfer them the funding, however, this would take a significant period of time and cause delays to the project. They would also have to pay VAT which would bring the cost of the container up to £24,660. Above the funding amount of £22,500.

Publication date: 27/04/2021

Date of decision: 31/03/2021

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