Decision details

Request for the waiver of CPR 8.1 & 8.2 to appoint an Economic Consultant with Transport Specialism.

Reference: D49968

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of City Development asked to:
Waive Contract Procedure Rules number 8.1 and 8.2 – Intermediate Value Procurements, and appoint a Volterra who are an Economic Consultant with Transport Specialism. Leeds City Council do not have this expertise in house.
This appointment will support the Station Development team on transport and economic advice. In 2015 Volterra were commissioned to provide a report to set the case for HS2 in Leeds and the City region. The report represents the evidence base for an evolving economic development strategy for the city region to maximise the economic benefits of HS2. Following on from the 2015 report on the economic strategy for a HS2 station in Leeds we require an up to date report taking into account the current economic position and some uncertainties about the prospects for the scheme.
This contract will have a cap of £25,000.

Wards Affected: Hunslet and Riverside;

Contact: Tracey Piper, Project Officer, City Development 3785835 Email:

Publication date: 05/08/2019

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