Decision details

Clean Air Zone - Programme Lead

Decision Maker: Director: Economy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The proposed individual is well qualified with considerable experience in similar roles and projects.
The fee the individual has been secured on was competitively tendered under the Strategic Capital Partnership procurement process and is value for money. The successful implementation is a key Council priority.


In March 2021 Cabinet approved submission of a Full Business Case to the Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) to implement a Clean Air Zone D (CAZ) for Bristol City Centre. This is expected to be approved by Ministers after recommendation from the JAQU Board during September 2021. The FBC includes funding for the delivery of the CAZ Enabling Technology and Clean Air Fund of £46m for the delivery of mitigation measures.
The Council require an experienced Programme Lead who can ensure delivery and implementation of the programme to be completed and operational by summer 2022.
This decision is to approve ‘calling off’ the Programme Lead from the Strategic Capital Partnership, procured by Bristol City Council in Feb 2021. The ‘call off’ complies with public procurement regulations and demonstrates a value for money route to securing a suitable resource for the role. The resource will be funded from the Exec Director for Growth

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - No suitable resource was available with the organisation. A new competitive process to secure resource was considered. It was recognised there is pressure on labour in the market and due to time constraints, the availability of high-quality resource and benchmarkable value for money, using the Strategic Capital Partnership was the appropriate route to secure resource for the role.
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Publication date: 04/10/2021

Date of decision: 27/09/2021