Decision details

Commissioning of a consultant to help produce the City Centre CRSTS Business Case

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


BCC via WECA have money allocated to the City Centre project via the CRSTS funding stream. To secure this funding for infrastructure works, a Business Case is needed. External resource is needed to complete some parts of the Business Case, where we do not have the capability (e.g. strategic traffic modelling) in house.


Following a tender exercise using the WECA Professional Services Framework, a decision has been made to award a contract to the successful consultant, Aecom. They will produce the Strategic and Economic Cases of the business case for the City Centre Project. This work will either be used in 1 business case for the whole City Centre project or 4 separate business cases for individual work packages.

Alternative options considered:

Other procurement routes were considered, however this route to market provided the fastest route to suitable consultants.

Publication date: 27/11/2023

Date of decision: 22/11/2023