The Vale of Glamorgan Council
Cabinet Meeting: 11 January, 2016
Cabinet Member for Visible and Leisure Services
Award of Works Contract - Barry Harbour Road Causeway Phase 3
Purpose of the Report
- To advise Members regarding the procurement exercise undertaken in respect of the Barry Harbour Road Causeway and to appoint a main contractor in respect of the Phase 3 works relating the construction of a shared walking and cycleway scheme linking the Barry Harbour Road Causeway to the Old Harbour car park and including upgrade works to the revetment along the route.
- That Members note this report and deal with the matter under the Part II report further on the agenda.
Reason for the Recommendation
- Consideration of the tender submissions are detailed under the Part II Report.
- As part of the Council's programme of regeneration, funding has been allocated in the Council's Capital Programme for 2014-15 to cover the costs associated with the provision of a shared footway/ cycleway scheme between the Ship Inn junction and Barry Island and this includes associated highway works to improve traffic flows. The Phase 1 works providing a new junction layout at the Ship Inn was completed in July 2015 and the Phase 2 works which seek to widen the existing footway to provide for the shared footway/cycleway is currently on site. The Phase 3 works required both planning permission and a Marine Consent approval from the Welsh Government. The planning application relating to the scheme was submitted in November 2015 (Reference 2015/01298/FUL) and a was granted approval in December 2015. The required Marine Consent was granted in November 2015.
- The Phase 3 works provide for improvements to the revetment in support of the Council's Shoreline Management arrangements and the creation of a walkway/cycleway link on top of the improvement works. The works carried out in 2013-14 to provide for a new route around Friars Point and the works proposed as part of the Waterfront development bringing a cycleway across the West Pond to the Old Harbour car park both improve the cycle network in and around Barry Island. This project seeks to provide a further linkage in that network.
Relevant Issues and Options
- Following the approval of the draft scheme design by the relevant Project Board the Council's Consultants, Cedm Ltd, put together the relevant tender document and a contract procurement exercise was undertaken.
- A tender assessment report has been produced, which indicates that tenders were submitted by four contractors and included J.Mc Carthy Contractors, Dyer and Butler, Alun Griffiths Contractors and Walters.
- The details of the bids submitted are indicated in the Part II item reported later on the agenda for this meeting.
- Following assessment, the bid by J.Mc Carthy Contractors is considered to be the most economically advantageous.
Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)
- The tender price is within the cost estimate for this phase of the works and a budget has been allocated in the Councils Capital programme.
Sustainability and Climate Change Implications
- The scheme seeks to repair the revetment in line with the Councils Shoreline Management Plan.
Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)
- The Council will need to enter into an appropriate form of works contract in relation to control of the construction works.
Crime and Disorder Implications
- There are no crime and disorder implications.
Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)
- The scheme has been designed to accommodate access for all.
- The scheme supports the health and wellbeing policies of the Council and contributes to the ongoing regeneration of Barry and the approaches to Barry Island.
Policy Framework and Budget
- This is a matter for Executive decision.
Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)
- Ward Members have been consulted on the report and any comments will be reported at Cabinet.
Relevant Scrutiny Committee
- Economy and Environment.
John Dent - Major Projects Manager
Strategic Estates Manager
Operational Manager for Finance
Director of Environment and Housing Services
Head of Visible Services and Transport
Head of Regeneration and Planning
Miles Punter - Director of Environment and Visible Services