Decision details

Central Winchester Regeneration (CWR) Archaeology

Decision Maker: Cabinet Committee: Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


1.    That the procurement of early stage archaeological evaluation (trial trenching) and brief be approved, as set out at Appendix B of report CAB3373(R).


2.    That a 70% quality to 30% commercial evaluation model be agreed as a derogation from the council’s Contract Procedure Rules (paragraph 29) in order to ensure the winning bidder has the required expertise to undertake this specialist area of work.


3.    That expenditure of £350,000 from the remaining £352,000 of Central Winchester Regeneration project budget be approved.


4.    That authority be delegated to the Strategic Director with responsibility for the Central Winchester Regeneration project to finalise documentation for the procurement process, to progress such procurement in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR20150) and the council’s Contract Procedure Rules (CPR’s) and to award and enter into the contract for archaeological evaluation (trial trenching) in consultation with the Service Lead Legal (interim).

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: Town Wards;

Contact: Veryan Lyons, Head of Programme: Central Winchester Regeneration Email:

Report author: Veryan Lyons

Publication date: 07/02/2023

Date of decision: 07/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2023 - Cabinet Committee: Regeneration

Effective from: 15/02/2023

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