Decision details

CR/659/12/23-Specialist Finance Advisory Services Contract Award

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Strategic Lead Commissioning and Contracts

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


South Yorkshire Airport City (SYAC) is the project to reopen Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) and develop a cluster of high value economic activity which complements traditional aerospace
functions, including logistics. SYAC would incorporate employment, retail, leisure and residential opportunities with excellent transport links, supporting new inward investment into Doncaster
and South Yorkshire.
To ensure successful delivery the Council has developed a detailed programme plan with a number of strands. It seeks to protect existing airport assets where possible including airspace, ensure there is a viable and robust case for the acquisition and operation of a successful airport, and considers the wider development of an economic cluster around the airport.
A formal competitive procurement process is progressing for a provider to operate and develop the airport in accordance with the aspirations of the Council and Region i.e., economic
regeneration, ensuring risks are mitigated and the contract is let in a fair and transparent manner. Under the legislation the specific process to deliver this agreement is the Competitive Procedure by Negotiation (CPN).


Award of a contract via the CCS RM6187 MCF3 (lot 4) to EY for specialist financial and commercial advice in respect of the SYAC Project.

Alternative options considered:

Not award via the CCS Framework agreement - not advisable

Not award the contract.

Publication date: 15/04/2024

Date of decision: 04/12/2023

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