Decision details

Harrow Strategic Development Partnership - Appointment of Preferred Bidder

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update on the progress of the procurement exercise and to appoint a preferred bidder with whom the Council will conduct the next stage of the procurement process.


In emphasising the importance of the strategic development partnership, the Leader wished to express his gratitude towards all officers and advisers involved in the process.  Having noted the confidential appendices to the report and taken into account the reference from the Special Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 1 September 2020, it was




(1)          the outcome of the Competitive Dialogue stage of the procurement process under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as outlined in the report, be noted;


(2)          the appointment of Bidder B as Preferred Bidder with whom the Council would seek to establish the Harrow Strategic Development Partnership (HSDP) be approved;.


(3)          the procurement process proceed to the Preferred Bidder Stage (‘PB Stage’) so the Preferred Bidder’s proposal could be clarified, specified and optimised in accordance with the procurement regulations, in particular to formalise the structure of the vehicle, finalise legal documents and conclude the HSDP Business Plan;


(4)          a further report be submitted to Cabinet, anticipated in the early part of 2021, which would seek authority to approve the HSDP Business Plan, make the procurement award, enter into the contractual documents and formally incorporate the Harrow Strategic Development Partnership.


Reason for Decision:  In order to appoint a Preferred Bidder to establish the Harrow Strategic Development Partnership, enabling the development of the Council’s three Core Sites and delivery of the Council’s regeneration objectives.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Paul Walker

Publication date: 11/09/2020

Date of decision: 10/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 10/09/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/09/2020

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