Saturday 18 November 2006 2.05pm
Interesting story about the planned rebuild.
What Val Shawcross's breathless press release doesn't make clear is just how slow the timetable is:
LFCDA Finance, Procurement and Property Committee paper wrote:
Set up Project Team March 2007
Clarify objectives, undertake market sounding, agree planning briefs (from7/8 boroughs), procurement options, programme costs July 2007
Draft Outline Business Case (OBC) to DCLG July 2007
Report to FPP Committee Oct/Nov 2007
Submit OBC to DCLG and Project Review Group (PRG) Nov/Dec 2007
PRG approval January 2008
PIN and OJEU notice, issue PQQ, briefing day January 2008
Pre -Qualification and shortlist March 2008
Invitation to participate in the competitive dialogue (ITP) April/May 2008
Submission of initial tender July 2008
Dialogue to continue as appropriate including interview, clarification and evaluation December 2008
Submission of final tender March 2009
Finalise Contract June 2009
Seek Authority approval to award contract July 2009
Award Contract Aug 2009
So presumably the new fire station won't actually be in place before 2011 at the earliest.
My question is who owns the fire stations at the end of 30 years - the Fire Brigade or the PFI contractor? James might want to press the LFEPA on this.
One wonders how much attention the burden of PFI charges on Londoners for the next thirty years will get at the meeting on Monday compared with the revised plans for the Chair's new office accomodation at Union Street