Decision details

Hawes Rope Makers - Award of Contract

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Award of the contract for Hawes Rope Makers Culvert Strengthening (No.1972) to JN Bentley for £63,044 from the Revenue Budget. The form of contract will be a NEC4 ECC Option A and awarded under the CECF 2021.

Reasons for the decision:

To comply with NYCCs statutory duty to maintain its Highway structures under Highways Act 1980. The bridge requires strengthening works to ensure it can withstand the traffic loads imposed upon it.

Alternative options considered:

The alternative is to not do anything, which could result in a continued deterioration of the structure which we believe would require restrictions on use. This would cause enormous disruption for any large vehicles and farm traffic as this is the main route through the dales.
An options reports was prepared and strengthening of the existing structure was preferred over replacement due to significant cost savings.

Publication date: 28/07/2022

Date of decision: 23/05/2022