Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To confirm delegated powers to the Director of Finance & IT (S151Officer), Monitoring Officer and Corporate Director of Environment & Place contracts for the construction of the A13 Widening works to a detail design consultant and a construction contractor subject to confirmation from the Secretary of State for Transport that adequate Government funding will be provided.
Councillor Brian Little, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport presented the report and notified Members that the widening of the A13 from two lanes to three in each direction from the A128 at the Orsett Cock to the A1014 of the Manorway was necessary to improve current flow.
He continued by stating as a part of the July 2014 Growth Deal, the Government provided a £5 million allocation for the development of the scheme, including an additional further £75 million in the scheme programme for delivery, subject to final business case approval.
The Cabinet Member mentioned that working alongside the Director of Environment and Place and the Portfolio Holder for Environment, he hoped works would be completed in the Autumn 2019.
Councillor Coxshall commented that this was another £80 million given to the Council in the way of grants in addition to funding for Growth, Schools and improving Junction 30.
That Cabinet delegated authority to the Corporate Director of Environment and Place in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, subject to the Council’s procurement rules and terms and conditions being approved by the Section 151 Officer and the Monitoring Officer to:
· Enter into an agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT) with respect to funding provided by the DfT for the A13 Widening scheme.
· Award contracts for the detail design and the construction for the A13 Widening.
· To award any further contract(s) for the provision of works and services to progress the A13 Widening scheme.
· To acquire or accept dedication of any land required for the A13 Widening.
Reason for Decision - as stated in the report
This decision is not subject to call-in (Chapter 4, Part 3, paragraph 10.14 (d)).
Report author: Steve Cox (Corporate Director Place)
Publication date: 20/12/2016
Date of decision: 14/12/2016
Decided at meeting: 14/12/2016 - Cabinet