Addendum Agenda - Ordinary Meeting – Tuesday 04 October 2016 – Reconvened Monday 10 October 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Meeting

 

 

Meeting Date:    Tuesday, 04 October, 2016, reconvened Monday 10 October 2016

Location:            Council Chambers, City Administrative Building, Bridge Road, Nowra

Time:                   At the conclusion of the Development Committee (which commences at 4.00pm)

 

 

Membership (Quorum - 7)

All Councillors

 

 

 

 

Addendum Agenda

 

Reports

CL16.55....... Contract - Jerberra Estate Electrical and Communications Infrastructure Trenching ........................................................................................................................ 1 

Confidential Reports        

CCL16.9...... Contract – Jerberra Estate Electrical and Communications Infrastructure Trenching

Local Government Act - Section 10A(2)(d)(i) - Commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

There is a public interest consideration against disclosure of information as disclosure of the information could reasonably expected to reveal commercial-in-confidence provisions of a contract, diminish the competitive commercial value of any information to any person and/or prejudice any person’s legitimate business, commercial, professional or financial interests.

                

 

 


 

Addendum Agenda - Ordinary Meeting – Tuesday 04 October 2016 – Reconvened Monday 10 October 2016

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CL16.55     Contract - Jerberra Estate Electrical and Communications Infrastructure Trenching

 

HPERM Ref:      D16/313151

 

Group:                Assets & Works Group

Section:              Project Delivery & Contracts

 

    

 

Purpose / Summary

To consider the award of a contract for the electrical trenching and communications infrastructure at Jerberra Estate.

In accordance with Section 10A(2)(d)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993, some information should remain confidential as it would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it. It is not in the public interest to disclose this information as it may reveal commercial-in-confidence provisions of a contract, diminish the competitive commercial value of any information to any person and/or prejudice any person’s legitimate business, commercial, professional or financial interests. This information will be considered under a separate confidential report.

 

 

Recommendation

1.    That Council consider a separate confidential report in accordance with Section 10A(2)(d)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

 

Options

1.    Council accept the recommendation as presented.

Implications: The confidential report can be considered for the award of a contract.

 

2.    Council amend the recommendation.

Implications: This may lead to a delay in the delivery of electrical and road infrastructure at Jerberra Estate.

 

 

Background

Council requested quotes from contractors for the electrical and communications infrastructure trenching.  Detailed advice is provided in the separate confidential report. 

Council has taken the work out of the hands of the contractor Hawkins Civil Construction who have also recently been placed in administration.

 

Community Engagement

There was substantial community engagement during the rezoning process, during the design process and the Special Rate Variation process.

 

Landowners were advised of the award of the contract to HCC and of the Council taking the works off HCC. The Project Manager continues to update residents on Council plans to compete the infrastructure.

 

Several landowners and residents have contacted Council in regard to the departure from site of HCC’s sheds and equipment, the subsequent rectification costs, and the importance of timely and cost effective management and the effect of the SRV on property values.

 

Residents have expressed appreciation as Council has engaged an experienced site manager, re-established a site office and amenities, Council crews have been working on completing the drainage structures and the electrical contractor (SEPLES) has returned to site and is standing power poles that have been on site for some time.

 

Policy Implications

There are no known policy implications.

 

Financial Implications

The evaluation process considered price and value for money.  The process was expedited to ensure the continued delivery of electrical infrastructure as the works remain highly weather dependent and conduits need to be installed prior to final construction of road pavements where electrical and communication conduits cross the roads.