Officer Decisions

Head of Economy, Enterprise and Skills - Sofie Francis

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to extend the economic evidence framework agreement (Devon County Council reference CP1015-47F)

Decision Taken:

To extend the contract for a 12 month period to the below organisation(s). The framework extension will commence on 14th November 2015 until 13th November 2016.

Lot 1 (local assessment & regular economic reporting
SQW Ltd. 1st Floor, 43 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD

Lot 2 (economic research projects)
Transform Research Consultancy Ltd. The Innovation Centre, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RN
Ekosgen. St James House, Vicar Lane, Sheffield, S1 2EX
ERS Ltd. 30 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4ND
Hardisty Jones Associates Ltd. 2 Bude Close, Nailsea, Somerset, BS48 2FQ
SQW Ltd. 1st Floor, 43 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD
Wavehill Ltd. Unit 5.2, Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EH
Atkins. 30th Floor, West Wing, Euston Tower, Euston Road, London, NW1 3AT
Marchmont Observatory. St Luke’s Campus, Innovation Centre, Rennes Drive, Exeter, Devon EX4 4RN
Peter Brett Associates. 10 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4NT
Parsons Brinckerhoff. The Forum, Barnfield Road, Exeter, EX1 1QR

Lot 3 (bid writing and funding technical support)
Buckman Associates. 4 Hill Crest, Ilsington, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9RE
ERS Ltd. 30 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4ND
Ekosgen. St James House, Vicar Lane, Sheffield, S1 2EX
Hardisty Jones Associates Ltd. 2 Bude Close, Nailsea, Somerset, BS48 2FQ
Marchmont Observatory. St Luke’s Campus, Innovation Centre, Rennes Drive, Exeter, Devon EX4 4RN
PACEC. 49 – 53 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AB

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision to extend the contract was made following the completion of an options appraisal and the outcome that extending was the best option at present for Devon County Council.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

An options appraisal was carried out with the following options considered:
o Devon County Council to re-tender the contract on their own
o Call-off from a framework agreement already in place
o Allow the contract to expire and do not put another in place
o Extend the current contract

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:

No conflicts of interest in relation to the extension of this contract

Contact for enquiries/further information: Louise Baker, Senior Procurement and Contracts Officer, email: procure@devon.gov.uk , Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date: 7 September 2015

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: members.services@devon.gov.uk