Decision details

Cove cliff stabilization (Consultant fees)

Decision Maker: Chief Financial Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To waive the request for waiver and award the contract to Frederik Sherrell Ltd in relation to the Cove Cliff Stabilization Contract Fees

Reasons for the decision:

I can confirm that, despite non-compliance with the requirement to seek at least three quotes, the award of this contract to the above supplier will be best value for the Council for the following reason(s):
Frederick Sherrell are our existing consultants across all of NDC cliffs. Therefore they are best placed to consult on this project.

FS had already been appointed to provide us with their services for Geotechnical engineering inspection & production of spec/BoQ/Drawings, and that this is a continuation of this for the tender and construction phase of the works. Furthermore, their expertise is limited in this field in the SW, and we are confident & familiar with their performance.

Alternative options considered:

In accordance with the Council’s Contract Procedures Rules, three alternative quotes should be obtained and the lowest quotation should be accepted.

I can confirm that I have sought advice from Legal Services and we have agreed that it is appropriate that this requirement be waived for the following reason(s):

A Obtaining three price quotes is not appropriate

Quotation 1:
Does the quotation conform to the provided specification? Y
(If no, please provide detail)
Supplier Name:Frederick Sherrell Ltd
Quotation Price:£13,577

Publication date: 20/09/2023

Date of decision: 20/09/2023

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