Tenders resulting from the Bexhill to Hastings Bypass

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Dear East Sussex County Council,

On your website at URL:
http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/roadsandtra...

You state that the Bexhill to Hastings link road will support regeneration and benefit residents and businesses by opening up access to land for housing, business and developments, including;

1. The construction of 1200-2000 new homes
2. the construction of a new 50,000 square metre business park
3. The road length is going to be 5.6km (3.5 miles) and cost £90-100 million.

FOI Request For:

A) Please can you send me a list of all companies who have tendered for items 1, 2 and 3 (listed above).

B) Please can you indicate whether or not their tenders have been accepted.

C) Please can you let me know how items 1 and 2 are going to be funded?

D) Who is selling or transferring the land to whom?

Yours faithfully,

Richard Price

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

 

 

Dear Mr Price

 

FOI Request ref:  2454 / Price / Bexhill Hastings Link Road - regeneration

 

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Dear Mr Price

 

FOI Request ref:  2454 / Price / Bexhill Hastings Link Road - regeneration

Thank you for your request for information about the above, which has been
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your
request and our response are set out below. Please note that the
information is provided subject to the copyright and reuse of information
terms and conditions set out at the bottom of this email.

Request:

On your website at URL:

    
[1]http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/roadsandtra...

    

     You state that the Bexhill to Hastings link road will support

     regeneration and benefit residents and businesses by opening up

     access to land for housing, business and developments, including;

    

     1. The construction of 1200-2000 new homes

     2. the construction of a new 50,000 square metre business park

     3. The road length is going to be 5.6km (3.5 miles) and cost

     £90-100 million.

    

     FOI Request For:

    

     A) Please can you send me a list of all companies who have tendered

     for items 1, 2 and 3 (listed above).

    

     B) Please can you indicate whether or not their tenders have been

     accepted.

    

     C) Please can you let me know how items 1 and 2 are going to be

     funded?

    

     D) Who is selling or transferring the land to whom?

    

       
Response:

The following companies submitted tenders for the construction of the
Bexhill to Hastings Link Road:

May Gurney Ltd.

Joint Venture Partnership formed of Hochtief (UK) Construction Ltd. and
Norwest Holst Ltd.

Joint Venture Partnership formed of Costain and BAM Nuttall Ltd.

Carillion Civil Engineering Ltd.

Interserve Project Services Ltd.

The successful company was the Joint Venture Partnership formed of
Hochtief (UK) Construction Ltd.

And Norwest Holst Ltd and the contract was awarded in 2009. Norwest Holst
subsequently changed its name to Vinci and then more recently to Taylor
Woodrow therefore this is now referred to as the Hochtief Taylor Woodrow
Joint Venture.

As part of the provisional funding decision by the Department for
Transport for the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road they requested an update
on the level of developer interest in and commitment to the proposed
employment and housing sites in North East Bexhill. The attached document
provided such an update as part of our final funding submission in
December 2012.

The development of the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road is identified as a
pre-requisite for opening up development areas BX2 & BX3 as identified in
the Rother Local Plan. However the management of these development areas
is the responsibility of Rother District Council. Further information can
be found here or by contacting Rother District Council directly:

[2]http://www.rother.gov.uk/index.cfm?artic...

<<Annex 12 - Developer Interest.pdf>>
 

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Daniel Ellis

Freedom of Information Officer

 

East Sussex County Council

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Dear Mr Ellis,

Thank you for your response.

I hope that you can provide clarification on the points below that I have numbered. It would be very helpful if you could provide some detail.

1. You mention that the contract for the road was awarded in 2009 before the general election etc. Is this accurate information? If so how can the contract have been awarded without planning permission?

2. What was the process for awarding the contract for the road?

3. My question pertaining to the tender for the road is answered but not for the homes and business park and land transfers. Who has tendered for these and what is the status?

4. The progress report is dated December 12 2012, is there a more recent report as there are references to events happening early 2013?

5. There are several references to planning applications in early 2013. Please can I have the planning application references for the land North of Pebsham owned by Trinity College and land North of Sidley owned by Persimmon?

6. Please can I have the references of the appointment by Bidwells of a developer of Trinity College land North of Sidley.

7. In the progress report of 2012 it states that planning references have been applied for by four developers. I would like the references so that I can look them up.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Price

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

 

 

Dear Mr Price

 

FOI Request ref:  2454 / Price / Bexhill Hastings Link Road - regeneration

 

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additional questions were received on 3/6/2013 and I aim to be able to
provide you with a further response within 10 working days

Please quote the above reference number in any communication regarding
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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jeremy Coleman

Freedom of Information Advisor

East Sussex County Council

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Dear Mr Coleman,

You mentioned that you would be replying by the 13th of June. You are only a day outside of this but I thought I would see how it is progressing? Are you still working on this but been delayed obtaining some of the information?

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Price

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

Dear Mr Price,

We aimed to be able to respond by 13 June but your follow up questions are still being worked on. We will respond as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Jeremy Coleman
Freedom of Information Adviser
East Sussex County Council
Governance and Community Services Department
C3F, County Hall
St Anne's Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex BN7 1UE

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Dear Mr Coleman,

Please can you clarify how this FOI Act is supposed to work. Is it that every time I ask a question or for clarification within an FOI request it starts a new FOI request off?

Please can you clarify which questions you are categorizing as additional?

Please can you clarify which questions are you are having a problem answering and provide the paragraph numbers that they sit in?

If any of them are giving you a problem than what I can do is create a new FOI request with those questions in it and then you can answer the remaining questions. That way you almost get to answer within the time period as indicated by the law.

Is it 20 days that an FOI request is supposed to be answered within?

Please can you clarify, who is it that you are waiting to receive information from? Which departments or people? I can give them a call if you like and haven't the time.

I am really trying to help you because it looks bad if you don't comply with the act.

Finally, please can you clarify how much longer I have to wait before you answer this FOI request?

Yours sincerely,
Richard Price.

Dear Mr Coleman,

I just noticed that in your initial response you provided me the date that the FOI will be answered by which is 24/6/2013. Therefore, please ignore my last message to you unless you overrun this date.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Price

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

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Dear Mr Price

I've received the information below in answer to your follow up questions:

1. You mention that the contract for the road was awarded in 2009 before the general election etc. Is this accurate information? If so how can the contract have been awarded without planning permission?

Planning permission was agreed at the Planning Committee on 10 December 2008 subject to the Secretary of State's call in and an s106 agreement being in place. The contract was awarded to the joint venture on 15 May 2009. This was Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract. This form of contract allows supplier engagement at an early stage of a project, in order to draw in industry experience at the design and preparation stages. Their knowledge and abilities to influence project decisions will have maximum impact in terms of project timing, quality and cost. The full planning permission was granted on 29 July 2009.

2. What was the process for awarding the contract for the road?

Tenders were sought and assessed in accordance with European Union procurement rules and ESCC's contract standing orders. The tenders were assessed on the basis of quality and price on the ratio of 70% and 30%.

3. My question pertaining to the tender for the road is answered but not for the homes and business park and land transfers. Who has tendered for these and what is the status?

We do not hold this information. As stated previously the areas of land allocated for development are identified in Rother District Council's Local Plan and they will have responsibility for the planning applications for housing and business space in relation to these areas. Developers will not tender for these but it will be for them to acquire the land, finance and secure relevant planning permissions.

4. The progress report is dated December 12 2012, is there a more recent report as there are references to events happening early 2013?

This is the most up to date report. DfT require us to provide progress reports, with the first one due on 31 March 2014 and annually thereafter until such time as it is agreed with DfT that they are no longer required.

5. There are several references to planning applications in early 2013. Please can I have the planning application references for the land North of Pebsham owned by Trinity College and land North of Sidley owned by Persimmon?

Rother District Council is responsible for planning applications in relation to these areas and should be able to advise further as to the status of applications.

An application in relation to the land north of Pebsham for the North East Bexhill Gateway Road was submitted to Rother District Council on 30/04/13 and is currently awaiting a decision. The application can be viewed here: http://ocellaweb.rother.gov.uk/portal/pl...

6. Please can I have the references of the appointment by Bidwells of a developer of Trinity College land North of Sidley.

We do not hold this information.

7. In the progress report of 2012 it states that planning references have been applied for by four developers. I would like the references so that I can look them up.

We do not hold this information.

Dan Ellis

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Dear Mr Ellis,

Thank you for your very helpful response. The FOI is almost complete but it would be really great if you could provide a bit more clarification.

Who wrote the progress report dated 12 December 2012? Was it East Sussex County Council or Rother?

Please can you provide links to the European Union procurement rules and ESCC's contract standing orders?

In the progress report dated 12 December 2012 you state that “the Council has recently resourced a dedicated Principal Officer to lead and coordinate planning advice and help ensure the expeditious processing of applications at North East Bexhill.”
Please can I have the name of the Principal Officer and Job Title?

In 2012 what did the Principal Officer (who was mentioned in the progress report dated 12 December 2012) do on a daily basis to ensure the expeditious processing of applications at North East Bexhill? Did he write any documentation or reports (including progress reports)? If he did not how did you monitor progress?

Was the Principal Officer full-time on the task of processing applications at North East Bexhill? If not what were his other tasks?

In 2013 what did the Principal Officer do on a daily basis to ensure the expeditious processing of applications at North East Bexhill? Did he write any documentation or reports (including progress reports)? If he did not how did you monitor progress?

In the progress report dated 12 December 2012, when the author wrote “the Council” did he mean East Sussex County Council? If not, was it Rother District Council?

You state that you do not hold the information to items 6 and 7 is that because Rother holds the information for these items?

You state that the Early Contractor Involvement contract was awarded on 15 May 2009 to the Hochtief Taylor Norwest Holst Ltd Joint Venture. Please can you double check that this information is correct? Are you entirely satisfied that this is correct?

Please can you let me know the total value of the contract that was awarded on the 15th May 2009?

Was a later contract awarded which was the full contract? Did the ECI turn into the full contract?

You mentioned that there will not be another progress report until 2013 and that the progress report of December 12 2012 is the final one until 2014. Does this mean that there were no progress reports in 2013? It seems very odd that there was no progress report in 2013. How many progress reports were there prior to December 2012? Was there another type of progress report to the DfT in 2013? Where there progress reports to anyone else other than the DfT?

I noticed that the Hastings Alliance had an FOI complaint upheld resulting in a letters dated 14 March and 19 March 2012 being transparent for the public. The document of the 19th March which is a letter to Norman Baker MP mentions Annexes A and B. Please can I see these annexes I am unsure if they were released as part of the FOI?

Thank you very much for your help so far.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Price

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

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Dear Mr Price,

Please find attached an additional document that we have found that you may find of assistance.

Yours sincerely

Jeremy Coleman
Freedom of Information Adviser
East Sussex County Council
Governance and Community Services Department
C3F, County Hall
St Anne's Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex BN7 1UE

Phone: 01273 482913
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Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

 

 

Dear Mr Price

 

FOI Request ref:  2609 / Price / Bexhill Hastings Link Road - regeneration
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Thank you for your request for information about the above. I am dealing
with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We have
provided a response to your request 2454 and also answers to follow up
questions in relation to that request. We are treating your further follow
up questions, received on 8/7/2013, as a new request

We always aim to respond as quickly as possible, and in this case will do
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Dear Mr Price

 

FOI Request ref:  2609 / Price / Bexhill Hastings Link Road - regeneration
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Thank you for your request for information about the above, which has been
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your
request and our response are set out in the text boxes below. Please note
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Request:

 

Thank you for your very helpful response. The FOI is almost complete but it would be really great if you
could provide a bit more clarification.

 

Who wrote the progress report dated 12 December 2012? Was it East Sussex County Council or Rother?

 

Please can you provide links to the European Union procurement rules and ESCC's contract standing
orders?

 

In the progress report dated 12 December 2012 you state that “the Council has recently resourced a
dedicated Principal Officer to lead and coordinate planning advice and help ensure the expeditious
processing of applications at North East Bexhill.”

Please can I have the name of the Principal Officer and Job Title?

 

In 2012 what did the Principal Officer (who was mentioned in the progress report dated 12 December 2012)
do on a daily basis to ensure the expeditious processing of applications at North East Bexhill? Did he
write any documentation or reports (including progress reports)? If he did not how did you monitor
progress?

 

Was the Principal Officer full-time on the task of processing applications at North East Bexhill? If not
what were his other tasks?

 

In 2013 what did the Principal Officer do on a daily basis to ensure the expeditious processing of
applications at North East Bexhill? Did he write any documentation or reports (including progress
reports)? If he did not how did you monitor progress?

 

In the progress report dated 12 December 2012, when the author wrote “the Council” did he mean East
Sussex County Council? If not, was it Rother District Council?

 

You state that you do not hold the information to items 6 and 7 is that because Rother holds the
information for these items?

 

You state that the Early Contractor Involvement contract was awarded on 15 May 2009 to the Hochtief
Taylor Norwest Holst Ltd Joint Venture. Please can you double check that this information is correct?
Are you entirely satisfied that this is correct?

 

Please can you let me know the total value of the contract that was awarded on the 15th May 2009?

 

Was a later contract awarded which was the full contract? Did the ECI turn into the full contract?

 

You mentioned that there will not be another progress report until 2013 and that the progress report of
December 12 2012 is the final one until 2014. Does this mean that there were no progress reports in
2013? It seems very odd that there was no progress report in 2013. How many progress reports were there
prior to December 2012? Was there another type of progress report to the DfT in 2013? Where there
progress reports to anyone else other than the DfT?

 

I noticed that the Hastings Alliance had an FOI complaint upheld resulting in a letters dated 14 March
and 19 March 2012 being transparent for the public. The document of the 19th March which is a letter to
Norman Baker MP mentions Annexes A and B. Please can I see these annexes I am unsure if they were
released as part of the FOI?

 
Response:

 

1. The report was prepared for East Sussex County Council by Rother District Council.

 

2. EU Procurement Rules: [1]http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/publ...

ESCC contract standing orders:
[2]http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/yourcouncil...

 

3. We do not hold this information. This is a Rother District Council post.

 

4. We do not hold this information. This is a Rother District Council post.

 

5. We do not hold this information. This is a Rother District Council post.

 

6. We do not hold this information. This is a Rother District Council post.

 

7. The author was referring to Rother District Council.

 

8. We are not aware of whether or not Rother District Council hold this information. You would need to
contact Rother District Council directly for them to advise.

 

9. To clarify. During the tender process the joint venture was known as the Hochtief Norwest Holst Joint
Venture. However, prior to the award, the name was changed to Hochtief Vinci Joint Venture. Subsequent
to the contract being awarded, the name was changed again to Hochtief Taylor Woodrow. These changes to
trading names have not materially altered the contract.

 

10. The BHLR is being built under an early contractor involvement (ECI) form of contract for the design
and construction of the link road and is based on the NEC3 Option C Form of Contract. A two phase
contract was awarded to Hochtief Vinci Joint Venture (now trading as Hochtief Taylor Woodrow) in June
2009. Phase 1 of the contract is for the design of the scheme and agreement of the Contract Target Cost.
Phase 2 is the construction phase.

 

The contract is a cost reimbursable contract in which the contractor is reimbursed his actual costs plus
an agreed percentage for overhead and profit. A target cost has been included to incentivise the
contractor (and ESCC) to reduce cost, to work together to manage risk and introduce efficiencies. At the
end of the contract any savings or cost over-run ie the difference between actual cost and target cost
are shared equally between the contractor and ESCC. More information on this type of contract can be
found here: [3]http://www.neccontract.com/about/index.asp

 

The contract was split into 2 phases:

 

Phase 1 – Development of design and target cost.

This was awarded on a time and cost basis. Tenderers were required to submit a separate financial
proposal, including staff charge rates for those employed in the stage 1 design period, together with
Fee Percentages that will be applied to the actual construction costs incurred when the scheme is
constructed. The current phase one costs to date are: £2,500,745.50 + 8% fee. There may be some
additional Phase 1 costs for the period ending July 2013 however these are currently being processed and
therefore are not yet available.

 

Further information can be found in the attached Tender Assessment Report:

 

 

Phase 2 – Detailed design and construction

The value of the second phase of the contract is that of the target cost which was developed at the
first phase. The target cost of £65.568m was agreed by full council on 10 July 2013 a copy of the report
and minutes can be found here:
[4]http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/yourcouncil...

 

            As stated above the contract was split into 2 phases with the provision of break points
within the contract so that in the event of DfT refusal of the Major Business Case, or the scheme being
abandoned by the Council, there would have been no financial liability to the Council in respect of the
construction contract and only costs to date expended in Phase 1 design would be payable. Following the
agreement of the target cost the second phase of the contract was awarded on 11 July 2013. A copy of the
Notice of Approval to Construct is attached.

 

 

11. The previous response referred only to progress reports in relation to developer interest. There is
an agreed programme of reporting to the DfT as per this attachment:

 

 

Subsequent to full approval the following progress reports and notifications have been submitted to the
DfT in relation to the BHLR:

 

 

 

We also submit quarterly monitoring reports to the DfT the latest of which is attached:

 

12. The FOI request was to the Department for Transport. We do not hold this information. The
information that was released can be found here:
[5]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

 

 

 

 

I hope that this answers your enquiry. If you believe that the County
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Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East
Sussex. BN7 1UE.

or by email to him at [6][email address]

 

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Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  [7]Tel: 0303 123 1113.  [8]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Jeremy Coleman

Freedom of Information Adviser

Room C3F

County Hall

St Anne's Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE
Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

email: [9][East Sussex County Council request email]   web: [10]www.eastsussex.gov.uk/foi

 

 

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Dear Mr Coleman,

Thank you for your response. I am busy working my way through the documents. However, I am unable to mark the FOI request as complete because I cannot read some of the attachments.

Please can you advise.

What do I do with files with the extension of wmz? These files can be unzipped but then the result is files with no extension associated with names like image001

There is also a file oledata.mso which I am unsure what to do with?

Thank you, I appreciate your help so far and your response.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Price

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

Dear Mr Price,

The only files that we have sent you are PDF and word documents. If a WMZ file is showing it does not contain any data that relates to your request. A WMZ file is basically a zipped file which contains JavaScript code and images that affect the appearance of the file that it is associated with. In this case probably the PDF files.

Yours sincerely

Jeremy Coleman
Freedom of Information Adviser
East Sussex County Council
Governance and Community Services Department
C3F, County Hall
St Anne's Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex BN7 1UE

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

email: [East Sussex County Council request email] web: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/foi
P please consider the environment - do you really need to print this email

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