Decisions

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Decisions published

15/09/2022 - Responsive Repairs Framework ref: 1497    Recommendations Approved

The procurement route selected was a full OEJU process. The value and scope of works of the Responsive Repairs Framework deems a full open OEJU process as the most appropriate and transparent route to market

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 06/10/2022

Effective from: 15/09/2022

Decision:

Approval to award a new Responsive Repairs Framework Contract following a full and comprehensive tender process. The framework covers responsive repairs and refurbishment to properties consisting of domestic properties spread geographically throughout the city.
The framework is divided into 5 geographical areas (Lots).
Properties will be both tenanted and empty.
The domestic property portfolio of Bristol City Council consists of a mixture of social housing (around 31,000 properties) plus, garage sites, Traveller sites and Hostels.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


20/09/2022 - BSH/HRA Asbestos Removals and Air Reassurance Testing Framework ref: 1495    Recommendations Approved

The route to market and implementation of the new framework was the most suitable for the works required, due to the incumbent asbestos removals framework coming to an end.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 04/10/2022

Effective from: 20/09/2022

Decision:

Approval to award a new asbestos removals and air reassurance testing framework contract, following a full tender exercise. The incumbent asbestos removals framework is coming to an end in October 2022. The new framework includes a separate lot for air reassurance testing due to changes in regulations that these works need to be carried out by a supplier independent of the licenced removal contractor. The framework also includes a lot for Building Practice to utilise for their removals.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


21/09/2022 - Health and Wellbeing Grant Investment ref: 1493    Recommendations Approved

On 3rd March 2022, Cabinet authorised and delegated the Executive Director, People to spend additional S256 funds of up to £2.24m. A Community Health and Wellbeing Fund has been set up which will be managed for and behalf of the Council by Quartet Community Foundation.
The agreement of the S256 was the provision of matched funding from previously allocated COVID funding for grant investment to support the recovery and resilience of the community and voluntary sector.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: People (DCS)

Decision published: 04/10/2022

Effective from: 21/09/2022

Decision:

To approve the arrangements and terms of the Community Health and Wellbeing Fund being managed for on behalf of the council by Quartet Community Foundation to spend an additional £2M from S256 funds (from the Clinical Commissioning Group for the BNSSG Healthier Together single system plan)

Lead officer: Penny Germon


12/09/2022 - Energy Centre Lease – Broughton House, Redcliff ref: 1491    Recommendations Approved

To enable the transfer of Broughton House energy centre, which forms part of the Redcliff heat network to Bristol Heat Networks Limited prior to the BHNL being transferred to Vattenfall Heat Uk Ltd as agreed at Cabinet 12nd July 2022.

Decision Maker: Director: Property, Assets and Infrastructure

Decision published: 03/10/2022

Effective from: 12/09/2022

Decision:

Approval provided by the Director of Property, Asset and Infrastructure and Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration as delegated by the Cabinet on 12th July 2022. To enter a 50-year lease with Bristol Heat Networks Ltd (BHNL) of part of the basement plant room of the residential housing block Broughton House in Redcliff, where an Energy Centre has been installed to provide heat to the District Heat Network.
This lease is being granted at a nil rental, which has been determined as an undervalue (a value below a level that the council could demand if acting commercially). The District Heat Network will generate heat for Commercial and residential properties on the Redcliff Heat Network.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


12/09/2022 - Energy Centre Lease – Canynge House, Somerset Street, Redcliffe ref: 1492    Recommendations Approved

To enable the transfer of Broughton House energy centre, which forms part of the Redcliff heat network to Bristol Heat Networks Limited (BHNL) prior to the BHNL being transferred to Vattenfall Heat Uk Ltd as agreed at Cabinet 12nd July 2022.

Decision Maker: Director: Property, Assets and Infrastructure

Decision published: 03/10/2022

Effective from: 12/09/2022

Decision:

Approval provided by the Director of Property, Asset and Infrastructure and Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration as delegated by Cabinet on 12th July 2022. To enter a 50-year lease with Bristol Heat Networks Ltd (BHNL) of part of the basement plant room in the residential housing block Canynge House in Redcliff, where an Energy Centre has been installed to provide heat to the District Heat Network.
This lease is being granted at a nil rental, which has been determined as an undervalue (a value below a level that the council could demand if acting commercially). The District Heat Network will generate heat for Commercial and residential properties on the Redcliff Heat Network.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


12/09/2022 - Energy Centre Lease – basement, 100 Temple Street ref: 1490    Recommendations Approved

To enable the transfer of 100 Temple Street energy centre, which forms part of the Redcliff heat network to Bristol Heat Networks Limited (BHNL) prior to the BHNL being transferred to Vattenfall Heat Uk Ltd as agreed at Cabinet 12nd July 2022.

Decision Maker: Director: Property, Assets and Infrastructure

Decision published: 03/10/2022

Effective from: 12/09/2022

Decision:

Approval provided by the Director of Property, Asset and Infrastructure and Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration as delegated by Cabinet on 12th July 2022. To enter a 50-year lease with Bristol Heat Networks Ltd (BHNL) of part of the basement plant room of offices at 100 Temple Street, where an Energy Centre has been installed to provide heat to the District Heat Network.
This lease is being granted at nil rental, which has been determined as an undervalue (a value below a level that the council could demand if acting commercially). The District Heat Network will generate heat for Commercial and residential properties on the Redcliff Heat Network.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


13/09/2022 - A4 Portway Strategic Corridor – Additional scope to be completed by Strategic Partner ref: 1471    Recommendations Approved

This decision follows the previous OED 4 August 2022), signed by the Growth and Regeneration Executive Director approving spend of £315000.
This follows the cabinet decision on Tuesday, 5th October, 2021 which approved “the receipt and expenditure of funding to deliver the development and submission to WECA of Business Cases for each project within the Strategic Corridors Programme, of up to £3.5m” including £600k for the A4 Portway Strategic Corridor.
This project is key to Bristol City Council’s aims of delivering the Strategic Corridors programme, and Mass Transit. The additional scope requests the strategic partner to produce and issue a Full Business Case for a work package to create a new bus access and egress at the Portway Park and Ride site.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 14/09/2022

Effective from: 13/09/2022

Decision:

Approval to spend an additional £72000 to procure the services of the Strategic Partner to undertake the Outline Business Case and associated design work for the A4 Portway Strategic Corridor.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


13/09/2022 - Arts Council England National Portfolio funding 2023-2026 ref: 1470    Recommendations Approved

NPO investment and status enables Bristol Museums to maximise opportunities to engage citizens in culture and arts through ground-breaking programming that increases access and addresses issues of inequality and diversity, making Bristol a fairer and more attractive place to live, work, visit and invest. It enables us to amplify our efforts and impact through city, region, national and international partnerships, reflecting the wider ambitions for the city. Specifically, it will:
•Equality. Enable an inclusive programme of activities that celebrate the unique creative and cultural diversity in Bristol that is accessible to everyone
•Health. Fund activities to increase participation in culture and support well-being/a sense of belonging
•Sustainability. Engage communities and build resilience to address the climate emergency through positive behaviour change
•Social value. Build social value by fostering learning, identity, belonging, well-being, tolerance and cohesion. Funded activities will provide sources of inspiration, creativity and celebration in the city.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 14/09/2022

Effective from: 13/09/2022

Decision:

Approval of submission of application to Arts Council England (ACE) for two grant awards for investment in Bristol City Council’s Museums and South West Museum Development as part of their remit as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).
The grants will deliver significant investment in Bristol’s Museums and support to museums across the south west region. Bristol Museums already receives NPO funding on an annual basis of £1,364,320 towards the delivery of five accredited museums that are the mainstay of the city’s civic culture and arts provision. In addition, the Service receives £2,141,296 from ACE for the delivery of Museum Development in the south west of England.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


31/08/2022 - Park Row, Perry Road, Upper Maudlin Street and Colston Street ref: 1469    Recommendations Approved

To ensure that the necessary financial and legal checks have been made and the relevant senior elected members and senior officers have given approval, as per the delegation set out in the DfT Active Travel Fund (ATF) Tranche 3 Cabinet paper (14th September 2021). Project details are as follows:
• In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the council accelerated its existing long-term transport ambitions to improve walking and cycling journeys while capacity on public transport was reduced, trialling measures with temporary materials under the Bristol Streetspace programme.
• Central Government’s “road map out of lockdown” accelerated projects, as there was a need to enable social distancing whilst supporting businesses throughout re-opening.
• The aims of the project are as follows:
o Making it easier and safer to walk and cycle in the area by providing more space for pedestrians and cyclists.
o Supporting local businesses to stay and thrive in the area by increasing the number of pedestrians.
o Improving the safety of traffic light junctions for all road users.
o Managing traffic flow and reduce pollution in the area.
o Encouraging people to take the bus, walk or cycle to key destinations such as the hospital and university.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 12/09/2022

Effective from: 31/08/2022

Decision:

The Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport, the s151 officer, and the Head of Legal Services) has authorised officers to take all steps required to deliver the Park Row, Perry Road, Upper Maudlin Street and Colston Street project (subject to further detailed design work and the award of grant funding from the Department for Transport), including the undertaking of Quality Assurance and Traffic Regulation Order processes and the procuring and awarding of appropriate contracts (as per the indicative estimates below):
Construction works - £2,063,482
Fees - £536,505
Communications - £20,635
Evaluation and Monitoring - £20,635
Contingency (28%) - £739,588
Scheme Total - £3,380,845

Lead officer: Louise Baker


08/09/2022 - Changing Places Toilets ref: 1468    Recommendations Approved

Funding to install three Changing Places toilets in the Royal Academy West of England, Robinson House, and Blaise Estate.

Decision Maker: Director: Management of Place

Decision published: 12/09/2022

Effective from: 08/09/2022

Decision:

Bristol City Council applied for funding from the Changing Places Fund in 2021 and have been successfully awarded £123, 814, with £80,015 payable in 22/23, to install three Changing Places toilets in the Royal Academy West of England, Robinson House, and Blaise Estate. This fund is administered by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). This decision is acceptance of the funding.

Lead officer: Louise Baker