Decision details

The Commons & Ludwick Way (Forward Plan Reference FP1048)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the revision of award of contract.


Exempt report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) on the Award of Contract for The Commons and Ludwick Way.


(1)       The Decision Taken





Cabinet agreed that, in accordance with section 14k of the Contract Procedure Rules the contract for the redevelopment of the Commons and Ludwick Way was awarded to Boom Construction Limited. This was unanimously agreed by the Affordable Housing Procurement Board at their meeting on 21 June 2021.


(2)       Reasons for the Decision


Two former garage sites at The Commons and Ludwick Way have been brought forward for the development of ten socially rented homes.  The homes will be owned and managed within the council’s Housing Revenue Account.


Due to their proximity and the small scale of each site, they have been packaged together for the purpose of procuring a construction partner.


In November 2020, Cabinet agreed to award the construction contract to FSG Property Services Limited, but early in 2021 they advised the Council that they were no longer able to proceed with the contract.


As a result, the three next highest bidders from this procurement have been considered and following a detailed analysis it was recommended that Boom Construction Limited were awarded the contract. 

Report author: Andrew Harper

Publication date: 16/07/2021

Date of decision: 13/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/07/2021

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