Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Salford City Council - Record of Decision
(1) The appointment of 2 appropriately skilled consultant project and programme manager through the CAPPS Construction and Professional Services Framework or the STAR Procurement Framework to provide support in connection with the City Council’s growing workload of grant funded infrastructure projects. This will initially be for a 12 month period.
(2) An option to extend the appointments beyond the initial 12 month period, subject to future work load, availability of funding and reaching agreement with the Councils HR team and that;
(3) Delegated Authority be given to the Strategic Director for Place to authorise an extension, subject to future workload, availability of funding and reaching agreement with the Councils HR team.
· Salford City Council’s Regeneration Team has successfully made submissions for external funding for a range of infrastructure projects through both Growth Deal and the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF).
· The City Council’s Regeneration Team had already received authorisation from Procurement Board on the 23rd January & 13th March 2019 to appoint 3 project and programme managers, to lead on the development and delivery of these projects.
· Further to this, following GMCA Board on the 30th June 2019, the City Council was advised that it had also successfully secured additional MCF project development funding for the £28 million City Centre Salford ‘Active Centres, Corridors & Neighbourhoods Project’ and £2 million RHS links project.
· In addition, further funding bids have been submitted for a significant pipeline of new projects.
· Salford City Council together with the other districts across Greater Manchester are now coming under increasing pressure from the GMCA to ensure that adequate resources are in place to develop and deliver the MCF projects where funding has been awarded.
· The Regeneration Team in the City Council has inadequate resource to fully meet this demand.
§ That without additional resource, the Council does not have the ability to deliver the infrastructure projects against which it has already secured funding.
§ Equally, the council’s ability to attract further grant funding for infrastructure projects is limited without additional resource in place.
This is based on the two bullet points immediately above, which relate to the council not being able to deliver externally funded projects.
Source of Funding:
The proposal to appoint 2 programme managers who will be working on projects which are funded from the Growth deal grant and the Majors challenge fund, allow all costs to be re-claimed on a staged basis from the grant funding body at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).
Procurement Advice obtained from Christine Flisk – ext 6245
Contact Officer: Perry Twigg ext 6053
* This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member
Publication date: 11/09/2019
Date of decision: 11/09/2019
Decided at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Procurement Board
Effective from: 19/09/2019