The impending sale of Ladgate Lane HQ and the re-designed Community Safety Hub to match the affordable criteria has created the requirement to house a number of teams and services elsewhere across the Estate.
There is insufficient suitable accommodation within the current Police estate to support all the current functions with the biggest challenge being sourcing a location for Training.
Cleveland Fire Brigade is to vacate its current training facility, Learning Development Centre (LDC) in Grangetown in July 2017, when they relocate into their new Headquarters in Hartlepool.
They have offered the use of the LDC premises to Cleveland Police on a rent free basis on the provision that they will continue to own the building, with Cleveland Police taking over responsibility for its management and maintenance.
This proposal is for a 40 year licence to occupy agreement for the LDC to be signed between both Cleveland Fire Brigade and Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.
Cleveland Police has the opportunity to consolidate its three training centres into a single location with the flexibility and ability to support the current and future demands of Cleveland Police.
A capital bid approval was sought and funds were secured to ensure the LDC is brought up to date and safe to inhabit.
The contract term is for 5 months.
An open tender was carried out using EU supply as the tender portal, advertising the contract in Contract Finder and OJEU as per Public Procurement Regulations 2015. Five organisations submitted a response by the closing date of 12 noon on 12th May 2017. The
evaluation team evaluated the five bids in line with the evaluation criteria.
Following the evaluation it became evident that Bidder 2’s quality of response, ability to deliver the contract and cost effective plan submitted was the best value for money, has shown flexibility to working within a functioning training facility and any delay in the programme of works due to the outcome of an Asbestos Survey and its subsequent removal.
Subject to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s final approval, the new contract will take effect from 12 June 2017.