Decision details

Highway Development Service - Design and Construction Project - Selby SEN School Access Works

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek agreement for the procurement of S278 works on behalf of the Council's Children and Young People's Service through the council's arm length contractor North Yorkshire Highways (NYH) via a direct award.


Approval for the procurement of offsite construction works for the Selby SEN School scheme on behalf of the Children and Young People’s Service through a direct award to North Yorkshire Highways (NYH), as set out in section 3 of the report.

Reasons for the decision:

A direct award to North Yorkshire Highways offers a quick and effective route to procurement and gives the council the most amount of control over cost and quality compares to alternative procurement options.

Alternative options considered:

Alternative procurement options were considered and rejected:
-The Planing and Surfacing Framework is not a suitable option for this project due to the amount of new build civil engineering works required.
-YOR civils framework has been considered and rejected due to experience from other construction projects that have been hit by numerous compensation events with escalating costs.
-Using contractors from the open market has significant associated risks, due to procurement taking place before a planning decision is granted. This could result in increased pricing to cover the risk, or a limited number of tenders received.

Publication date: 05/02/2024

Date of decision: 26/01/2024

Effective from: 13/02/2024

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