Decision details

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities externally funded projects approvals - Procurement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report was presented to Cabinet proposing the procurement of a number of service contracts in order to support the delivery of Ramsgate and Margate projects. The projects are all part of the Simplification Pathfinder Pilot that has been approved by Cabinet, with the capital funding allocated within the council’s budget.


To approve the key decision to incur expenditure in excess of £250,000 from existing approved budgets in relation to each of the following activities:


1.  The procurement of external project management support for the remaining design, construction and handover phases of the Walpole Bay Pavillion project and Ramsgate Levelling up projects.


2.  The procurement of necessary Ro-Ro berth survey work at the Port of Ramsgate for the second phase of the work in respect of the Ro-Ro Ferry service.


3.  The procurement of cost consultant support for the technical design, construction and handover phases of the Margate Town Deal and Ramsgate Levelling up projects.


4.  The engagement of full design teams for the remainder of the design and delivery period in respect of the Port Infrastructure and Green Campus projects.

Reasons for the decision:

In order to further the delivery of projects within the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) capital regeneration programmes.

Alternative options considered:

The alternative, not to approve this key decision was rejected as it would result in the council being unable to move forward from the current project stages of the Levelling Up Funded projects in Ramsgate and Walpole Bay Pavillion.

Report author: Louise Askew

Publication date: 14/03/2024

Date of decision: 14/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 14/03/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/03/2024

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