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Decisions published

21/11/2023 - Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund (LEVI) ref: 1930    Recommendations Approved

To allow Bristol City Council to pursue the LEVI funding opportunity

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 11/12/2023

Effective from: 21/11/2023

Decision:

To approve Bristol’s element of WECA’s LEVI Stage 2 bid submission
To note that the bid will come to a cabinet or committee for approval in 2023/24 for approval to submit to the 3rd and final stage of the bidding process should the stage 2 application be successful

Lead officer: Louise Baker


16/11/2023 - Schools Expansion Programme 2023 RIBA Stages 2-7 – to provide additional professional services up to RIBA 7 ref: 1903    Recommendations Approved

Following the cabinet decision on Monday, 5th September 2023 - To approve the acceptance, allocation, and reallocation of capital grant from the Department of Education (DFE) for specific Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) projects. The grant will deliver additional school capacity in order for the council to continue to meet its statutory obligation and help ensure sufficient mainstream and (SEND) school places are available in the city.
This decision will secure the Strategic Partnerships (Arcadis) professional services required to provide additional professional services between RIBA stages 2-7. This work is high priority and is to provide pupil places in the North and East across 6 identified schools by forming 7 no. F.E classrooms to meet this demand for;
- school places across six selected secondary schools and increase the places 7 no. F.E. as set out in the feasibility report.
- All 7 no. form entry’s and associated specialist provisions are agreed to be completed on specified dates.

Decision Maker: Director: Education and Skills

Decision published: 05/12/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

Approval to commission the Strategic Partner (Arcadis) to spend an additional £207,502.16 for the provision of additional professional services up to RIBA 7.

Lead officer: Stephen Peacock


22/11/2023 - Commissioning of a consultant to help produce the City Centre CRSTS Business Case ref: 1896    Recommendations Approved

BCC via WECA have money allocated to the City Centre project via the CRSTS funding stream. To secure this funding for infrastructure works, a Business Case is needed. External resource is needed to complete some parts of the Business Case, where we do not have the capability (e.g. strategic traffic modelling) in house.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 27/11/2023

Effective from: 22/11/2023

Decision:

Following a tender exercise using the WECA Professional Services Framework, a decision has been made to award a contract to the successful consultant, Aecom. They will produce the Strategic and Economic Cases of the business case for the City Centre Project. This work will either be used in 1 business case for the whole City Centre project or 4 separate business cases for individual work packages.

Lead officer: Ellie de Abela-Borg


22/11/2023 - MMC Homebuilding Ltd. Lease Agreement ref: 1891    Recommendations Approved

This decision is made in accordance with The Project 1000 Affordable Housing Delivery Plan 2022-25 and outlines how the council will focus its land, time, money, and influence to improve the way affordable housing is delivered in Bristol. There is a specific reference in the Cabinet Report that was approved to ‘temporary accommodation to address homelessness’ which applies to this officer executive decision.
The council’s ambition is to work with partners, local communities and developers to deliver 1000 new affordable homes each year by 2024.
To develop this plan, we have reviewed the successes and challenges of previous housing projects in Bristol. We will use these experiences to determine how we can support the affordable homes that the city needs.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 27/11/2023

Effective from: 22/11/2023

Decision:

Approval to enter into 6 separate lease agreements with the MMC Homebuilding for the development of 6 new homes across 6 HRA sites. Each completed property is to be leased back to the council for use as Temporary Accommodation.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


16/11/2023 - Filwood Broadway – multidisciplinary design team. ref: 1890    Recommendations Approved

This development is part of the on-going Council House New Build programme and forms part of the Mayor’s ambition to increase council house numbers as part of Project 1000. If this contract is not approved, and LDS are not appointed, this would have implications on the build programme and council house delivery.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

Decision:

Bristol City Council wishes to commission architectural and multidisciplinary services on the Filwood Brodway site in Filwood, Bristol. Constellia have been instructed by Bristol City Council to appoint Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands (LDS), to progress RIBA stages 3 and 4a, and to discharge necessary planning conditions. The council is therefore seeking approval to enter into a contract with Constellia, who will in turn subcontract with LDS to deliver the services.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


03/11/2023 - Award of the works contract for the Temple Island Enabling Works (remediation, fill, utilities and district heating). ref: 1889    Recommendations Approved

In order to remediate and enabling Temple Island site for future development, Bristol City Council have undergone an open tender procurement process to procure a Principal Contractor to undertake the remediation, fill, utilities and district heating works packages. The Award Report details the tender evaluation and moderation process, and how the final award to Sanctus Ltd was decided.
The tender was evaluated according to the published Award Criteria and completed in two stages. Evaluators were required to score bids individually. After completing the quality and social value scoring and adding this to price weighting, the most economically advantageous tender received was from Sanctus Ltd.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 20/11/2023

Effective from: 03/11/2023

Decision:

To Award the works contract for the Temple Island Enabling Works (remediation, fill, utilities and district heating) to Sanctus Ltd.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


14/11/2023 - Road Safety Fund Bid – A432 ref: 1888    Recommendations Approved

The decision will permit Bristol City Council to submit a funding application to the Road Safety Fund Bid to improve highway safety infrastructure on the A432, Fishponds Road.
Having missed out on our allocated funding for Tranche 1 there is a strong case to invest in road safety measures on the A432. The corridor has seen 23 Killed or Seriously Injured in the last 5 years (2 fatal, 21 serious) which is approximately 5% of the total for the Bristol area.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 14/11/2023

Effective from: 14/11/2023

Decision:

Approval to submit a bid for £2,275,000.00 to the Road Safety Fund (Tranche 2) competition for road safety improvements to the A423 (Fishponds Road).
To note that the decision to spend and deliver the project will need to be agreed at Cabinet in Spring 2024
To note that the bid is a joint submission with South Gloucestershire Council who will be allocated a share of the total £2,275,000.00 value of the bid.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


09/11/2023 - Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) Move on and Prevention funding ref: 1887    Recommendations Approved

Bristol City Council successfully applied for funding from July 2022 to March 2025 and was awarded £9,877,081 for this period working in line with government aims to end rough sleeping by 2024. We have been invited to bid for further funding from DLUHC for £302,669 for services that prevent people rough sleeping or assist people to move off the streets.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 13/11/2023

Effective from: 09/11/2023

Decision:

Approval to submit a funding bid to DLUHC for £302,669 for services that prevent people rough sleeping or assist people to move off the streets using the exceptional approval process. Due to time constraints it has not been possible to gain formal approval as there was a three week window to put forward a proposal to use the funding.
Approval has been sought to submit the bid and has been confirmed from Executive Director, the deputy S151 Officer and the Deputy Mayor - Cabinet Member for Finance, following approval from the Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homes and the Director of Homes and Landlord Services. There is no need to take this decision to cabinet as the funding is below £500,000.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


08/11/2023 - Approval of funding to be allocated to Community-led Housing (CLH) providers in accordance with the Affordable Housing Funding Policy (AHFP) 2022-25. ref: 1886    Recommendations Approved

The Council has up to £2.4m of capital funding to be allocated to support community-led housing in the City and this is the second bid round under the approved AHPN 2022 – 2025.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 13/11/2023

Effective from: 08/11/2023

Decision:

Approves the allocation of grant from the Affordable Housing Budget under the second bid round of the AHFP 2022 – 2025 to two CLH providers (subject to grant conditions) to support the development of 16 affordable homes across the following two projects:
Hillfields Park Community Centre, Hillfields (Brighter Places

Lead officer: Louise Baker


07/11/2023 - Fibre and CCTV Contract Amendment - ITEM DEFERRED ref: 1880    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for a variation to the value of the Fibre and CCTV contract and  the assets that are supported within the contract.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/11/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2023

Effective from: 07/11/2023

Lead officer: Emma Howarth