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Issue - meetings

A350 Phase 3 Chippenham Duelling & M4 J17 Improvement Works

Meeting: 04/04/2017 - Cabinet (Item 53)

53 A350 Chippenham Phase 3 and M4 Junction 17 Improvement contract award

 Report by Dr Carlton Brand, Corporate Director

Supporting documents:


Councillor Philip Whitehead presented the report which sought approval to award contracts for the A350 Chippenham Phase 3 and M4 Junction 17 Improvement Works.


In presenting the report, Councillor Whitehead highlighted the following issues; that the project was part of a continued programme of works to improve the A350 which was recognised as the main north/south link road in the County; with major businesses like Dyson expanding. it was important to keep this road fit to support local business activity; that the results of the tender process would be discussed in part II of the meeting; the improvements to the major road would also decrease traffic impacts on smaller roads and villages; that the decision today would be subject to final decision to be made by the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Board.


There being no other matters raised, the meeting;




To approve the award of contract for the A350 Chippenham Phase 3 and for the M4 Junction 17 Improvement Works following consideration of the information contained in the Part II report


Reason for Decision:


(i)     There is a need for a specialist contracts to be awarded to deliver these two important improvement schemes on the A350.


(ii)    Following a procurement exercise in accordance with the ‘Restricted Procedure’ tenders were submitted and have been assessed in terms of price and quality.


(iii)   The most advantageous tender for the Council, taking into account quality and price, should be accepted in accordance with the procurement procedures. The detailed scoring and financial information is contained in a confidential report to be considered in Part 2 of this meeting.





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