Decisions

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Decisions published

21/06/2019 - OpenDataSoft Platform ref: 563    Recommendations Approved

The current contract allows for a one year extension and BCC are utilising this extension for the 2019/20 period to continue use of this service.

Decision Maker: Director: Management of Place

Decision published: 21/06/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

OpenDataSoft provide Bristol’s open data platform. There are various pieces of work across the Council that are reliant on the data available from this platform. Additionally the platform is used for public engagement through services such as the Quality of Life platform.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


19/06/2019 - Legal services to support procurement and set-up of the City Leap Energy Partnership. ref: 562    Recommendations Approved

Establishment of the City Leap Energy Partnership will have significant benefits for the carbon footprint and energy costs of the entire city of Bristol.
This is of interest to all Councillors who supported a motion in November 2018 to put a Bristol on a trajectory to be zero carbon by 2030.

Decision Maker: Director: Management of Place

Decision published: 21/06/2019

Effective from: 19/06/2019

Decision:

To award a contract to Burges Salmon for provision of Legal services.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


18/06/2019 - Council Tax Reduction Scheme 20/21 ref: 558    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed that the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2020/21 remain unchanged

Wards affected: (All Wards);


18/06/2019 - CCTV and Fibre Hardware Installation and Maintenance ref: 560    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the procurement of a new contract for the provision of ongoing maintenance, support and approved capital projects relating to the fibre network and CCTV estate and associated equipment.

 

2. Cabinet delegated authority to Executive Director of Growth & Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, and the Director of Finance, award and enter into a flexible contract with a minimum spend of £1m per annum and maximum value of £12m over the maximum term of 7 years.


18/06/2019 - Budget Monitoring Outturn Report 2018/19 ref: 559    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted the contents of the report and the final position of the General fund for the financial year 2018/19 of a £3.2m surplus, and the key reasons for budget variances as set out in Appendix A of the report;

2. Cabinet noted the final outturn of the Council’s capital expenditure, of total expenditure of £129.5m compared to a final capital budget for the year of £160.4m;

3. Cabinet noted the outturn position for the Dedicated Schools Grant of £1.962m surplus to be carried forward;

4. Cabinet noted the outturn position for the Housing Revenue Account of £8.3m underspend to be carried forward for the councils landlord functions;

5. Cabinet noted the balanced outturn position of the public health grant;

6. Cabinet noted the implication of the final outturn on the Council’s reserve position;

7. Cabinet noted the in-year collection levels for both Business Rates and Council Tax;

8. Cabinet noted the level of aged debt as at 31 March 2019; and

9. Cabinet noted the performance on delivery of savings.

 

10. Cabinet approved the addition of new specific grants reserve requests totalling £0.905m to the budget and simultaneous transfer to reserves;

11. Cabinet approved carrying forward capital budget totalling £26.6m within general fund and £2.8m in HRA;

12. Cabinet approved the re-profiled capital programme as detailed in appendix A5;

13. Cabinet approved the transfer of the year-end balances of £1.578m, made up of £1.561m from the Schools Block and £17k from the School Central Services Block to the High Needs Block ;

14. Cabinet approved £0.517m from the carry forward underspend on early years block to maintain the current maintained nursery schools supplement in 2019/20; and

15. Cabinet approved the increases to SEN funding for early years settings, with effect from 1st April 2019, consistent with the proposals that were the subject of consultation in December 2018, but for one financial year only, pending the outcomes of the full review of top-up arrangements in the High Needs Transformation Programme.


18/06/2019 - A New Profile of Children's Homes ref: 557    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted that following Cabinet’s approval in January 2019, the first property of the new model has been purchased, refurbishment and Ofsted registration are underway, and it is due to open in the summer.

2. Cabinet approved the Re-profiling of the Children’s Homes project, as described in the Full Business Case (see Appendix A).

3. Cabinet approved the release the remaining capital required (£3.3m) to deliver the project.

4. Cabinet authorised Executive Director for People, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Women, Children and Young People, to take all necessary steps (including property acquisitions, procurement of necessary services and works) to deliver the project, within the allocated budget (including authority to take decisions to spend sums that would otherwise require a key decision).


18/06/2019 - Better Lives Programme: "Help when people need it" ref: 556    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the commissioning plan for purchase of Tier 2 “Help when you need it” support services.

 

2. Cabinet delegated authority to the Director of Adult Social Care (in consultation with the Cabinet members for Adult Social care and Housing), to take all steps to procure and award contracts for Tier 2 support services in line with the commissioning plan, to the approximate value of £4,491,291 per annum for 3 years (with option to extend up to a further 3 years).


18/06/2019 - Extension of Adult Carers Support Service contracts ref: 555    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the recent extensions of the contracts for:

a) Bristol Black Carers’ Support Services from 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2020 to the value of £75,731

b) Carers’ Support Centre from 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2020 to the value of £470,711

c) Chinese Women’s Group from 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2020 to the value of £45,641

d) Parent Carers’ Support Services from 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2020 to the value of £25,723

 

2. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director: People in consultation with the Cabinet Member for People to recommission carers services in Bristol within a total budget envelope of £3,089,030 m from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2025 (subject to joint CCG budget approvals).


18/06/2019 - Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership Proposal ref: 554    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet agreed to constitute an Executive Safeguarding Board, namely, Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership consolidating the statutory functions of the four existing boards Safer Bristol Board (CSP), Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB), Bristol Safeguarding Children’s Board (BSCB) and the Children and Families Partnership Board (CFPB).

 

2. Cabinet designated the role of Executive Director, People as the lead representative for the Local Authority for the purposes of the new local safeguarding partner arrangements.

 

3. Cabinet noted that a further report will be brought through the decision pathway to agree the final constitution and governance arrangements for the new Board.


18/06/2019 - Transport Capital Programme 19/20 ref: 549    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the West of England Combined Authority budget allocation for the Transport Capital Programme for 19/20 as follows;

a. Highways Capital Maintenance £3,132,000;

b. Integrated Block £2,743,000;

c. Incentive Funding £652,000;

d. Pothole Funding £204,000.

 

2. Cabinet delegated authority to the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport and Energy, authority (within the budgets identified above) to procure and appoint contractors to carry out all works identified in Appendix A, (including those which might otherwise comprise a key decision), making use of the existing term contract and/or approved frameworks, where appropriate.


18/06/2019 - MetroWest Phase 2 (Henbury rail line and increased rail services to Yate) ref: 551    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted the contents of the MetroWest Phase 2 update and proposals for public engagement on highway options and proposed access arrangements associated with the new Ashley Down rail station.

 

2. Cabinet approved Bristol City Council’s continued support for the scheme.

 

3. Cabinet delegated authority to the Executive Director of Growth & Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport, and The Director of Legal and Democratic Services, to finalise, sign and seal an updated Initial Promotion Agreement in conjunction with South Gloucestershire Council if required, subject to Bristol City Council not being exposed to any additional financial commitment or risk.

 

4. Cabinet delegated authority to the Director of Economy of Place, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport, to approve the final scheme following public engagement, based on the draft schemes that are set out as appendices (Appendix A3 and A4) to the report and the delivery of access requirements.


18/06/2019 - Bristol City Council Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) ref: 550    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved and adopted Bristol City Council’s Strategic Assets Management Plan

 

2. Cabinet noted that there will be an annual review of the SAMP implementation process


18/06/2019 - Bristol Pound Grant Payment ref: 547    Recommendations Approved

Bristol Pound has a long track record of partnership working with Bristol City Council; this one-off grant award shall facilitate Bristol Pound become financially self-sufficient and expand. The grant in question shall be dedicated to i) increase the number of Business currency users ii) ensure that business to business transaction remain at the current level. These measures aim to support the “circularity” of the local economy thereby making Bristol businesses more resilient to external shock and are part of stronger, more localised supply chains

Decision Maker: Director: Finance

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 18/06/2019

Decision:

This is new spend, not agreed as part of the budget process and is a grant award of significant public monies to an organisation within the city that will be of significant interest to Elected Councillors and the general public

Lead officer: Sarah Wilson


07/06/2019 - Bus service 11/11A Tender ref: 546    Recommendations Approved

Award service 11/11A to the winning bidder following an EU Open Procurement exercise.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeration

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 07/06/2019

Decision:

Award bus service 11/11A to Stagecoach.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


18/06/2019 - Corporate Risk Management Report and Annual Update ref: 561    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

Cabinet received and noted the Corporate Risk Report

 


18/06/2019 - Tree management contract and strategy ref: 553    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet delegated authority to the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration to procure and enter into a contract for maintenance of trees owned and managed by Bristol City Council from the 1 April 2020 for 5 years with option to extend for another 5 years.

 

2. Cabinet noted that a new Tree Strategy report will be submitted to Cabinet following public consultation

 

3. Cabinet approved the continuation and funding of the One Tree Per Child project for two years (total £90K) as a suitable vehicle to deliver an expanded tree planting programme and to seek funding and planting partners.


18/06/2019 - A4018 outcome of consultation & request to submit full business case to WECA ref: 552    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the amended scheme for implementation having taken into consideration the outcome of consultation.

 

2. Cabinet approved: The submission of a business case to WECA for LGF Pinchpoint funding for elements of the northern section. The use of Section 106 funding for the other elements as set out in the report.

 

3. Cabinet authorised the Strategic Director, Growth and Regeneration, to instruct Legal Services to enter into the necessary legal agreements with South Gloucestershire Council to secure the Cribbs-Patchway New Neighbourhood (CPNN) S106 funding for the works outlined in this report as set out in Recommendation 2b.


18/06/2019 - Clear Air Plan Update ref: 548    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/06/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved public consultation for a minimum of 6 weeks from the 1st July 2019 on 2 options for achieving NO2 compliance; Option 1 (a medium CAZ C charging scheme with additional non - charging measures and mitigations) and a Small Area Diesel Car Ban (Option 2) with mitigations as set out in more detail above.

 

2. Cabinet noted that a report will be brought back to Cabinet in September, to include the outcome of consultation, to seek approval to submit an Outline Business Case, based on the preferred option, to Government. Note that progress on the overall draft Clean Air Plan will also be reported to Cabinet in September.


12/06/2019 - External Maintenance & Painting Works to City Council Housing Stock ref: 545    Recommendations Approved

To ensure Council Houses are safe, secure

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeration

Decision published: 14/06/2019

Effective from: 12/06/2019

Decision:

Approval to award a call off contract from a Framework to carry out external maintenance

Lead officer: Louise Baker


12/06/2019 - Publication of revised Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulation 123 List ref: 544    Recommendations Approved

Prior to amending its CIL Regulation 123 List, the Council must undertake “appropriate consultation”. The consultation identified above resulted in significant support for the proposed change. Whilst government has recently announced that CIL Regulation 123 Lists will cease, this change to the regulations does not take effect until 1 September 2019. Therefore it is requested that the Director – Development of Place, approves the proposed addition to the CIL Regulation 123 List under delegated powers.

Decision Maker: Director: Development of Place

Decision published: 14/06/2019

Effective from: 12/06/2019

Decision:

That the following proposed addition to the CIL Regulation 123 List, which was consulted on for a six week period from 25 January 2019 to 8 March 2019, is incorporated in a revised CIL Regulation 123 List. The revised CIL Regulation 123 list (attached) is to be published on the Council’s Website from 14 June 2019.
Bedminster Green Highway Works and Flood Remediation Works including associated improvements to the Malago River, within the boundaries shown on the attached plan (excluding site specific access works required for developments in the Bedminster Green area)

Lead officer: Louise Baker


12/06/2019 - Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Development Perfect Circle Architectural Fees Compensation Event ref: 543    Recommendations Approved

To accelerate the provision of housing to meet the Mayors target of building 2000 homes a year – 800 affordable a year by 2020.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeration

Decision published: 14/06/2019

Effective from: 12/06/2019

Decision:

Perfect Circle have been appointed to project manage the delivery of Bonnington, Kingswear and Florence Brown HRA New build developments – from feasibility through to the construction of new homes. Perfect Circles original appointment included a Provisional Sum for architectural fees. The fee proposal from the selected architectural practice is above the provisional sum allowance within Perfect Circles Contracted Sum.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


29/05/2019 - Window Replacement Works to City Council Housing Stock ref: 540    Recommendations Approved

To ensure Council Houses are safe, secure

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeration

Decision published: 14/06/2019

Effective from: 29/05/2019

Decision:

Approval to award a call off contract from a Dynamic Purchasing System Framework to Supply

Lead officer: Louise Baker