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Decision details

(R&E) Flood Defence and Enabling Works, Forge Island, Rotherham

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To appoint a successful contractor to implement the flood defence works at Forge Island, Rotherham






Date of Decision:



Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)


Simon Moss

Assistant Director – Planning, Regeneration and Transport

Specific Delegation:

(If any)


Delegated under Item 11, Cabinet & Commissioners Decision Making Meeting, 11th June 2018, Forge Island Development. Recommendation 5.

Brief Description of Decision:



The Cabinet and Commissioners Decision Making Meeting of 11th June 2018 agreed “That approval be given to implement the (Forge Island) flood defence works”.


Having developed a design based upon extensive consultation with other Council Services, land-owners and affected parties, the Council invited tenders for these works via YORtender.


Ten tender submissions were received and following tender clarification, due diligence and moderation exercises, Eric Wright Civil Engineering Ltd were deemed to have submitted the most economically advantageous tender response. The total value of the contract is £2,259,693.78.


Permission is sought to appoint a successful contractor to implement the flood defence works.


Reasons for the Decision:



To facilitate flood defence works to Forge Island both to facilitate development of the Forge Island site itself and to develop a further section of the wider Rotherham Renaissance Flood Alleviation Scheme, which will eventually connect Rotherham Town Centre and Thrybergh.  


Details of alternative options considered and rejected:


The successful tender was chosen following due diligence and moderation exercises overseen by the Councils Procurement Team to select the most economically advantageous submission.


Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:



Dispensations Granted:

(If any)



Reports or parts of reports considered


Item 11, Cabinet & Commissioners Decision Making Meeting, 11th June 2018, Forge Island Development, Recommendation 5


Budget and Council Tax 2019/20 and Medium Term Financial Strategy Report (Item 156, Council Meeting, 27th February 2019)



I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in relation to the selection of Eric Wright Civil Engineering Ltd.


Signed by the Decision Maker     


Date:               09.09.2019

Name:                        Simon.Moss

Job Title:        Assistant Director – Planning, Regeneration & Transport


Publication date: 09/09/2019

Date of decision: 02/09/2019

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