Decision details

Request for the waiver of Contract Procedure Rules 8.1 and 8.2 and increase the level of spend with Atkins and Gensler for support to Urban Design Service on Leeds Station.

Reference: D48347

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Chief Asset Management and Regeneration Officer agreed to:
a) Waive Contract Procedure Rules number 8.1 and 8.2 – Intermediate Value Procurements, and increase the level of spend with Atkins and Gensler to cover the cost of the interim arrangements through the existing contract provision. The extension of these arrangement will ensure contracts will secure the continued provision of multi-faceted advice to supplement the work of the council’s internal Urban Design Service, who will be the design champions for work on the detailed development of plans for Leeds Station, leading across multiple organisations, pending the mobilisation and transition to the newly appointed advisor for the classic station. The contracts will include terms for Atkins and Gensler to attend meetings and commission bespoke pieces of work for the council and its partners. These contracts will take the form of a call off arrangement which will have a combined cap of £40,000 each (£80,000 cumulatively).

Wards Affected: Hunslet and Riverside;

Contact: Michael Diskin 07891277116 Email:

Publication date: 29/01/2019

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