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Officer Decisions

Chief Officer for Highways, Infrastructure Development and Waste - Simon Hill

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for CP1069-14 – Okehampton Business Park, following a domestic tender process.

Decision Taken:

To award a contract (Subject to due diligence) to the below organisation for the provision of the above contract. The contract will commence on 24th August, for the period of 12 weeks.

Noel Regan and Sons Building and Civil Engineering Contractors UK Ltd. trading as NRS Group
5 Firth Road
Houstoun Industrial Estate
EH54 5DJ

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis of the supplier achieving the second lowest tendered price having been evaluated using the ECC fee percentages. The lowest tendered price was disregarded following correspondence regarding the assumptions made at the time of tender and the risks associated. Those risks made the lowest price commercially unviable for the Contractor.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

A competitive process was undertaken from which 6 bids were received; these were considered as part of the formal evaluation process. The lowest tender was based on assumptions that the Contractor had not checked with DCC. Those assumptions made the price commercially unviable for the Contractor putting the County Council at risk.

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:

None known to the head of Service for Economy and Enterprise

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Simon Hill, Principle Engineer, Email: , Tel: 01392 388509
Decision Date:
20 July 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: