Decision details

LAAC: Care Leavers Accommodation and Children's Home

Decision Maker: Executive Director Resources

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council is seeking to appoint a Planning Consultant team to provide Planning Consultancy Services to manage and monitor the design development and construction stages of the identified sites up to and including the Planning achievement of and delivery of the Extra Care Housing and Supported Independent Living Programme; Surrey Outdoor Learning (SOLD); Highways Refurbishment; New Fire Stations and Training Centres; Looked After and Adopted Children (LAAC); School and Mixed Use Developments. This programme of works will include essential maintenance works.


The scope of work for each project comprises the Planning Consultancy Services (in conjunction with Project Management, Cost Management and Contract Administration; Lead Designer, Principal Designer & Architect Services consultant undertaking the design work; and Engineering Services) to enable the achievement and completion of all tasks associated with the achievement and production of a Feasibility Study, the Employer’s Requirements for construction services as necessary to successfully enable design, delivery and handover of the project.


It is envisioned that there will be one Planning Services Consultant to assist the Council in achieving full planning approval for the Capital Programme of Works.


The recommended route to market was to conduct a Direct award under Panel 2 – Planning of the South Ridge Joint Venture Framework.


Estimated Contract Value (including extensions) is £5,000,000.



It was AGREED that:


1. The successful bidder E W Beard Ltd is awarded the contract


Reasons for the decision:

The successful bidder E W Beard Ltd scored highest achieving 90.14% and offered the most economically advantageous tender.


Alternative options considered:

Various options considered in the Procurement Report Options Analysis.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 16/09/2021

Date of decision: 19/08/2021