First 20 Pages of Wirral Council’s Colas Contract (Highways and Engineering Services Term Maintenance Contract)
For some reason people seem to like reading about Colas on this blog so here is another blog post about Wirral Council’s relationship with Colas. Wirral Council have a really long contract with Colas (called the Highway and Engineering Services Term Maintenance Contract), that’s over five hundred pages long. Currently the contract (which runs to 2014) is out to tender with Wirral Council’s Cabinet expected to reach a decision on a new contractor (or to bring it in-house) by the end of the year. Colas have already stated they won’t bid for the new contract.
The contract itself is in A5 format, but the version I’ve been given is a copy in A4. As usual you can click-through for more readable versions of each page.
This is a cover page for volume one of the contract, which detail the sections in volume one (forms and certificates, general data and optional statements, additional conditions of contract (Z Clauses), Local Labour, Freedom of Information and TUPE information).
This is the start of the contract. Although the contract ran from the 1st April 2009, the agreement with Colas is dated 17th March 2010. In order to protect itself shouldn’t Wirral Council have made sure they a signed contract in place before work was started?
This is just a cover page for section 1.1 (forms and certificates).
These contain the signature of Colas’ Chief Executive Officer dated the 4th September 2008. These pages are reassurances from Colas made as part of the tendering process to carry out the work if they win the tender and that before the returnable date for the tender that they’ll keep various aspects of their tender confidential.
This is Colas’ tax certificate information and the cover page for section 1.2 (General Data and Optional Statements).
This page details various terms used in the contract even going so far as to define the language of the contract as English and the currency of the contract as pounds sterling!
This deals with risks and insurance, optional statements, Y(UK)2 (please leave a comment if you know what that means) and how prices are to be adjusted for inflation with reference to Baxter indices and Gershon Efficiency Savings.
This has the Baxter (nothing to do with soup) index in the form of a table and sections on performance bond, retention, limitations of liability, key performance indicators and a reference to Y(UK)3 (again if you know what this means please leave a comment).
This is a cover page for section 1.3 (additional conditions of contract – Z clauses).
This has sections on intellectual property rights, corrupt practices, principal contractor, confidentiality, partnering, quality statement, quality management system, named key persons and named sub-contractors.
This part has sections on accidents on site, recovery of sums due from contractor, special requirements of statutory bodies, Construction Industry Scheme, Value engineering, TUPE, Pension Scheme, Two Tier Workforce, Freedom of Information and Provision of Information on Contractor’s Employees for the Purposes of the Transf