Decision details

Pitched Roof Replacement Scheme at Mersey Park Primary School, Elm Road, Birkenhead

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Regeneration and Place has agreed to approve the award of a contract to M.A.C. (Roofing & Contracting) Limited of a value as set out in exempt appendix 2 to undertake the flat roof renewal at Mersey Park Primary School within the approved budget and as the highest scoring tenderer in accordance with the lowest fixed priced criteria.

Reasons for the decision:

A detailed Specification of requirements and drawings were issued in December 2023 to eight suppliers and a tender exercise was undertaken. Five compliant bids were received. The bids were scored on a Most Economically Advantageous Tender basis with a fixed price with M.A.C. (Roofing & Contracting) Limited submitting the highest scoring tender.
This tender is within the proposed budget for the scheme which is over £100K, but under £500K, therefore is not a key decision.
The Council’s Contract procedure Rules (Standing Orders) set out how contracts are to be awarded by the Council in accordance with the Procurement Strategy requirements. The award will be underpinned by a formal contract which will be drawn up by the Council’s legal team.
Budget to fund the contract has been approved through the Schools Capital Programme.
Appendix 1 sets out evaluation details of the tenders received. Appendix 2 sets out the details of the tenders received and contains exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. It is in the public interest maintain the confidentiality of Appendix 2 pursuant to Paragraph 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding the information).’

Alternative options considered:

To do nothing with the fabric of the building would lead to further deterioration to the building and the need for further interior repairs to be undertaken. This would not be cost effective as it would result in areas of the building being taken out of use which would in turn affect future educational requirement of the building. It would also introduce health and safety risks to users and staff.

Publication date: 15/05/2024

Date of decision: 15/05/2024

Accompanying Documents: