Minutes of a meeting of the Finance Advisory Committee held in the Council Chamber, Windmill Lane, Northam on Thursday 26th February 2009

 

PRESENT: Chairman - Cllr B M Edwards

Members - Cllrs Mrs S Collins, C K Langton, R H Osborne

Other Member in attendance Cllrs R Johnson, R W A Miller

1. Tenders for remedial works to Northam Hall

Members received tenders from the 3 invited building contractors - A Butler, A Hopkins and C Tatem. Each tenderer had been asked to submit a tender under the option of having the doors in upvc as opposed to timber. The following tenders were received:-

 

£

£

 

With upvc doors

With timber doors

Tenderer A

19,304.40

20,304.40

Tenderer B

20,884.90

19,204.90

Tenderer C

15,442.00

12,868.00

Delegated powers having been granted by the Council to the Sub-Committee, it was RESOLVED to accept the lowest tender for the works with upvc doors submitted by tenderer C, Mr A Butler, in the sum of £15,442.00.

(Vote: Unanimous)

2. Quotations for replacement of central heating and water heater at Northam Hall

Members received quotations from 5 invited contractors S Arnold, P Austin, Gasline, Gasmark and R Williams. Each contractor had been asked to submit a price for a combi system and a stand alone system. The following quotations were received:-

 

£

£

 

Combi Boiler

Central Heating Boiler and separate water heater

Tenderer A

3,214.25

3,674.25

Tenderer B

3,285.00

Nil

Tenderer C

2,857.75

3214.25

Tenderer D

Nil

3,070.50

Tenderer E

2,317.97

2,940.41

Members considered whether to go for the combi boiler or the stand alone system. On balance although it was initially more expensive, the benefits of the stand alone system, i.e. the availability of hot water should there be an electricity failure and the ability to shut down the heating system during the spring/summer months, were considered to outweigh the additional costs.

Delegated powers having been granted by the Council to the Sub-Committee, it was RESOLVED to accept the lowest tender for these works submitted by tenderer E,

Russell Williams, in the sum of £3,008.09. This quotation also came with the benefit of a manufacturer's 5 year parts and labour guarantee.

(Vote: Unanimous)

 

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