Property Consultancy Contract Extension



REPORT TO; The Assistant Director, Strategic Resources (CYPS and Property)


DECISION DATE: 21st October 2021


SUPPORTING ANNEX; This report includes a supporting Annex which contains exempt information as described in paragraphs 1 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).




To extend the current Property Service consultants contract with Align Property Partners effective from 1st November 2021.




The Council currently has a consultancy service for property projects and estate services via a contract with Align Property Partners, a wholly owned company established on the 1st November 2016.  The current contract uses the NEC3 Professional Services Contract and runs until 31st October 2021, with option to extend clauses within the contract.  The Council’s Property Services are proposing to extend the current contract up until the 31st March 2022, pending a further review of the contract terms and working arrangements.




Align Property Partners is a Teckal company therefore the Council can directly award this contract to Align Property Partners as it is a wholly owned subsidiary without the need for a procurement under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.


A Gateway 4 report will be considered in accordance with the Council’s Procurement and Contract Procedure Rules.


This is a key decision.  The proposal to extend the contract was entered on the forward plan in September 2021.




That the extension to the Property Consultants Contractup until 31st March 2022 be approved.







Consultants Contract Extension

30th September 2021