Decision details

Education Mainstream Year 7 Temporary Expansion - Investment Decision (PFI)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval to spend a capital grant from the Department for Education (DfE) and council revenue funding to support the temporary expansion of Secondary pupil places at Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schools

Decision:

That Cabinet:

1.      Authorised the Executive Director: Children and Education in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education and Equalities or the Designated Deputy Mayor with responsibility for city Economy, Finance and Performance, to accept, allocate and spend grant funding from the Department for Education and award the contract(s) variations (including any individual contracts over £500k) necessary for the implementation of the Education Capital Projects in accordance with Appendix I1 and within the maximum budget envelopes outlined in this report.

2.      Authorised the Executive Director: Children and Families in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education and Equalities or the Designated Deputy Mayor with responsibility for city Economy, Finance and Performance, to utilise £200k revenue funding to meet the PFI costs associated with the capital works (Appendix I2).

3.      Authorised the Strategic Supplier Relations Manager - Procurement and Commercial Solutions (the PFI Authority Representative) to take all steps required to make the required variations to the two PFI education, project agreements, PFI Phase 1A and PFI Building Schools for the Future (BSF) contracts, the relevant academy agreements and principal agreements required to adopt the changes.

Report author: James Anderson

Publication date: 07/02/2023

Date of decision: 07/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 15/02/2023

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