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The Cabinet Member for Early Years, Children, and Families considered the report which noted that, on 15 June 2021, Cabinet approved an award to Mulalley & Company Ltd for Phase 1 of the Construction Contract for Campsbourne Primary School in the sum of £985,887.00, Seven Sisters Primary School in the sum of £1,233,949.00 and Stroud Green Primary School in the sum of £1,113,197.80. This report sought Cabinet Member approval to vary the original contracts with Mulalley and Company Ltd for the sum of £99,610 at Campsbourne Primary School, £132,926 at Seven Sisters Primary School and £33,047.63 at Stroud Green Primary School, as allowed under Contract Standing Order (CSO) 10.2.1.b.
The Cabinet Member RESOLVED
Pursuant to Contract Standing Order 16.02, to agree to vary the following construction contract awards:
(i) The original contract award approved by Cabinet for Campsbourne Primary School was in the sum of £985,887. A variation of the construction contract to Mulalley and Company Limited is requested in the sum of £99,610 giving a total contract sum of £1,085,497.
(ii) The original contract award approved by Cabinet for Seven Sisters Primary School was in the sum of £1,233,949. A variation of the construction contract to Mulalley and Company Limited is requested in the sum of £132,926 giving a total contract sum of £1,366,875 for Seven Sisters Primary School.
(iii) The original contract award approved by Cabinet for Stroud Green Primary School was in the sum of £1,113,197.80. A variation of the construction contract to Mulalley and Company Limited is requested in the sum of £33,047.63 giving a total contract sum of £1,146,245.43 for Stroud Green Primary School.
Reasons for decision
During construction, additional condition works were identified which included remedial works to address saturated sections of roof decking discovered once the works commenced at Campsbourne and Seven Sisters schools. In addition, heating system works at all 3 schools, additional works to aluminium window reveals at Seven Sisters Primary School and additional loft insulation required at Stroud Green Primary School. The original project budget set at the client brief stage for each of the schools remains in place and is sufficient to cover the contract increases.
Alternative options considered
Do nothing – a decision not to support the increase in the value of the construction works contract will result in delays in completing urgent condition works and would also leave the schools without a ‘permanent’ heating system.