COMMERCIAL: Derby based company Tomlinson has been approved as the main contractor for the Chesterfield Eye Centre.
Five contractors were approached, but only three had opted to put forward a bid for the contract.
Board members reviewed the scoring matrix and noted the preferred option of Derby based company, Tomlinson, at a cost of £1.4 million.
Financial costs had risen from the original business case submitted to the board, by £150,000. This was due, in part, to a decision to build into a second courtyard to increase clinical area capacity. Furniture and equipment costs had also increased as a result.
The board agreed that it was sensible to offer a greater degree of “future proofing’ and supported the additional expenditure. On the basis of the tender evaluation the board approved the appointment of Tomlinson as the main contractor for the Chesterfield Eye Centre.
Chesterfield Royal Foundation Trust minutes (see attached, right)
26 October 2011