Decision details

Award of a contract under Contract Standing Order (CSO) 9.07.1c to Levitt Bernstein to provide Lead Designer Services for the Ashley Rd Depot (ARD) project.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director approves the award of a contract to Levitt Bernstein to RIBA Stage 2 as allowed under CSO 9.07.1c (Bid Acceptance and Contract Award) in the sum of £ 499,000 excluding VAT to provide a Lead Consultant Service including Architecture, M and E services, Structural Engineers etc for the ARD project.

Reasons for the decision:

To progress the scheme by appointing a Lead Designer.

Alternative options considered:

The Council could have procured these services separately but this could have delayed the programme and create other issues le Scope gaps etc. Given the Council's desire to develop the scheme directly other options such as disposal, JV's etc are not applicable

Publication date: 06/05/2021

Date of decision: 04/05/2021