Decision details

Development Agreement with West Sussex (Worthing) Limited

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Decision Maker: Head of Major Projects & Investment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

  1. To enter into the contract for the award of the construction contract to Galliford Try for the sum of £32,374,754.77 to construct and deliver the Integrated Care Centre and Multi-Storey Car parking facility in Worthing Town Hall car park through to practical completion.  



  1. In line with the approved procurement strategy to enter into the Development Agreement contract with West Sussex (Worthing) Limited for the amount of 3% of the final contract sum totalling £936,902.22 for the management of the contract outlined at 1) above. 



  1. Enter into the agreement for the acquisition of the Central Clinic Health Centre from Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.



  1. Enter into an agreement for lease and subsequent lease agreement for the relevant parts of the completed building for lease with Sussex Community NHS Foundation trust and Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust. 

 

Reasons for the decision:

To deliver the Worthing Integrated Care Centre development in line with Council policy and in line with social, environmental and economic purposes of the Council. 

 

Alternative options considered:

  1. To not proceed with the contract. This would result in the development not proceeding which is not in line with the policy goals of the Council. Given the social, environmental, economic and commercial outcomes that will be derived from the project this option is not recommended.  



  1. To retender the project. Given recent construction inflation this is likely to result in a significant increase in the cost of the project and may result in a construction price that makes the scheme unviable. This option is not recommended. 



  1. The Council considered a number of procurement options to ensure a competitive tendering process. To ensure quality and value for money for the council a single stage design and build tendering approach was adopted to capture leading specialist NHS construction contractors. A Dunn & Bradstreet financial check was conducted on the shortlisted tenderers. A full evaluation exercise was undertaken by Council Officers with expert support from West Sussex Estate Partnership on the procurement process for clinical NHS developments. Following a full evaluation exercise the proposed tender submission was considered the most advantageous which was within the budget threshold agreed by the Joint Strategic Committee in March 2021. This forms the recommended option enabling the various policy goals and objectives of the Council to be realised. 

 

Publication date: 14/06/2022

Date of decision: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 22/06/2022