Decision details

Award of Contract - Construction of Currock Bridge, Carlisle

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


For Cabinet to agree the award of contract for the construction of a new foot and cycle bridge over the Cumbria Coast Line to link Denton Holme and Currock.


Cabinet considered a report of the Corporate Director – Environment and Community Services which sought approval to award the contract for the construction of Currock Bridge, Carlisle. The existing footbridge over the Cumbrian Coastal line linked the communities of Currock and Denton Holme and had reached the end of its serviceable life and required replacement. The works contract to be awarded would include the removal of the old bridge and the installation of a new bridge and approach ramps to accommodate cyclists, pushchairs and wheelchairs.


Cumbria Local Transport Body identified the scheme as priority in July 2013 and allocated DfT ‘devolved major transport scheme’ funding to the scheme. This funding was now included in Cumbria’s Local Growth Fund allocation available in 2015/16 and 2016/17.


Following a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ), on the 18th May 2015, the Council invited 7 contractors to tender for the construction of the scheme. 6 suppliers submitted a bid. All compliant tenders had been evaluated and it was recommended that the contract be awarded to the organisation submitting the most economically advantageous tender using the award criteria stated in the tender documentation.




                  (1)    the tender submitted by the organisation providing the  most economically advantageous tender as detailed in Appendix 1 is accepted;


                  (2)    the final award of contract be delegated to the Corporate Director - Environment and Community Services in consultation with the Leader of the Council, Cabinet member for Highways and Transport and the Cabinet member for Fire, Public Safety and Central Support services;


                  (3)    subject to confirmation that the following conditions have been met:


                          (a)    All land purchase required for the scheme is complete


                          (b)    Network Rail Approval in Principle and Bridge Agreement are confirmed.

Publication date: 28/07/2015

Date of decision: 23/07/2015

Decided at meeting: 23/07/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/08/2015

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