{meta} Agenda for Lead Member for Children's and Young People's Services Briefing on Monday, 17 February 2020, 2.00 pm

Agenda and decisions

Venue: Members' Conference Room

Contact: Liz Wright 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting

4.

Items for Decision - Part One - Open to the Public -

4a

Direct award to Research In Practice - children's social work reference and training tool pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Decision:

PEOPLE DIRECTORATE

 DELEGATED DECISION NOTICE

 

 

I, Councillor John Merry, Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Council’s Constitution, do hereby approve:

 

* Delete below as applicable depending whether this is for:

 

a) an award of contract with a total value of less than £150,000k; or

b) a request to approve a contract extension where provision is made for an extension within the contract and where the value of the contract extension is below £150,000; or

c) an exception to Contractual Standing Orders where the total value of the contract is less than £150,000

 

This information will be used to populate the Corporate Contracts Register

 

c) an exception to Contractual Standing Orders for one or more of the reasons highlighted below as permitted in the City Council Constitution and awardof the contract for (insert title of project/scheme/service or purchase of goods)

 

Detail Required

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Research In Practice - children’s social work reference and training tool

Name of Successful Contractor

The Dartington Hall Trust t/a Research In Practice

Supplier Registration Number

1485560

Type of organisation

Registered Charity

Status of Organisation

Non-SME

Contract Value

£21,564

Full Project

Contract Duration

24 months

Contract Start Date

01/04/2020

Contract End Date

31/03/2022

Optional Extension Period 1

n/a

Optional Extension Period 2

n/a

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Not applicable

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Chris Rourke, Workforce Development Manager, 0161 607 7074 /  Steve Titley Commissioning Manager 0161 793 2435

Lead Service Group

People

How the contract was procured?

Direct Award

Framework Details (where applicable)

Not applicable

Funding Source

Revenue Budget

Reason for CSO Exception

(select all that apply)

The need for the goods, services or works is so urgent that the time needed to comply with the rules would be prejudicial to the Council’s interests

Specialist services/supplies which are available only from one supplier. For example, specialist niche consultants or suppliers where there is a sole supplier of patented or proprietary articles, materials or services exclusively provided by a statutory undertaker or other bodies

For reasons of compatibility with existing services/products – for example, equipment that needs parts from its own manufacturer

Where any of the standing orders are inconsistent with any legislative requirements, in which instance the provisions of the appropriate legislation shall prevail

Where the Council can demonstrate that an integrated or strategic approach to procurement is being implemented and there is a requirement to align services or contracts to co-terminus end dates

x

There are value for money reasons justifying a CSO Exception

x

School Governors: in relation to the Local Management of Schools (LMS), where schools have adopted their own standing orders

The shared legal service, in respect of the appointment of counsel

Strategic Director of CHSC: contracts for the provision of personal care services or facilities pursuant to the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990

 

Details  ...  view the full decision text for item 4a

4b

Direct award to The Broughton Trust for Learning City Parental Learning Hub pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Decision:

PEOPLE DIRECTORATE

 DELEGATED DECISION NOTICE

 

 

I, Councillor John Merry, Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Council’s Constitution, do hereby approve:

 

an exception to Contractual Standing Orders where the total value of the contract is less than £150,000

 

This information will be used to populate the Corporate Contracts Register

 

c) an exception to Contractual Standing Orders for one or more of the reasons highlighted below as permitted in the City Council Constitution and awardof the contract for  

 

Detail Required

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Direct award to The Broughton Trust for coordination of Learning City work and developing Parental Learning Hub

Name of Successful Contractor

The Broughton Trust

Supplier Registration Number

Type of organisation

Charitable Trust

Status of Organisation

Non-SME

Contract Value

£25,000

Full Project

Contract Duration

18 months

Contract Start Date

02/03/2020

Contract End Date

31/08/2021

Optional Extension Period 1

 0 months

Optional Extension Period 2

0 months

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Strategic Director (extension < £100k)

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Debbie Blackburn 01616076678/ Angela Arthur Commissioning Manager 01617933408

Lead Service Group

People

How the contract was procured?

Direct award

Framework Details (where applicable)

n/a

Funding Source

External Funding Source (please identify below)

 

Population Health- Learning for Life

Reason for CSO Exception

(select all that apply)

·         The goods / services / works are only obtainable from one provider and there is no other provider available to allow genuine competition

·         The execution of works or the supply of goods or services is controlled by a statutory body

·         Delivers Best Value to The Council

·         Special education, health or social care contracts, if, it is considered in the Council’s interests and to meet the Council’s obligations under relevant legislation

·         The execution of works or the supply of goods and services is required so urgently as not to permit compliance with the requirements of competition.

·         Security works where the publication of documents or details in the tendering process could prejudice the security of SCC and Salford residents

·         Procurements made through or on behalf of any consortium, local authority, statutory or similar body provided that tenders or quotations are invited and contracts placed in accordance with national or EU legislation

 

Details

To request an exception to Contractual Standing Orders to approve the award of a contract for The Broughton Trust for Learning City Parental Learning Hub from 02.03.20 to 31.08.21, on the basis of the service only being available from one provider and that the contract will deliver Best Value to the Council.

 

Key Council Policies:Under the Live Well strand of the Salford Start Well, Live Well, Age Well Locality Plan; Skills and Work Strategy

 

Equality Impact Assessment and Implications:  Not applicable

 

Assessment of Risk : This is a low cost project which will be delivered by an experienced and equipped, local provider and as such there is a very low risk of  ...  view the full decision text for item 4b

4c

Direct award to Salford Foundation for coordination of Learning City work and developing the Women's Project pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Decision:

PEOPLE DIRECTORATE

 DELEGATED DECISION NOTICE

 

 

I, Councillor John Merry, Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Council’s Constitution, do hereby approve: 

 

an exception to Contractual Standing Orders where the total value of the contract is less than £150,000

 

This information will be used to populate the Corporate Contracts Register

c) an exception to Contractual Standing Orders for one or more of the reasons highlighted below as permitted in the City Council Constitution and awardof the contract for  

 

Detail Required

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Direct award to Salford Foundation for coordination of Learning City work and developing the Women’s Project

Name of Successful Contractor

Salford Foundation

Supplier Registration Number

Type of organisation

Charitable Trust

Status of Organisation

Non-SME

Contract Value

£25,000

Full Project

Contract Duration

18 months

Contract Start Date

02/03/2020

Contract End Date

31/08/2021

Optional Extension Period 1

 0 months

Optional Extension Period 2

0 months

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Strategic Director (extension < £100k)

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Debbie Blackburn 01616076678/ Angela Arthur Commissioning Manager 01617933408

Lead Service Group

People

How the contract was procured?

Direct award

Framework Details (where applicable)

n/a

Funding Source

External Funding Source (please identify below)

 

Population Health- Learning for Life

Reason for CSO Exception

(select all that apply)

·         The goods / services / works are only obtainable from one provider and there is no other provider available to allow genuine competition

·         The execution of works or the supply of goods or services is controlled by a statutory body

·         Delivers Best Value to The Council

·         Special education, health or social care contracts, if, it is considered in the Council’s interests and to meet the Council’s obligations under relevant legislation

·         The execution of works or the supply of goods and services is required so urgently as not to permit compliance with the requirements of competition.

·         Security works where the publication of documents or details in the tendering process could prejudice the security of SCC and Salford residents

·         Procurements made through or on behalf of any consortium, local authority, statutory or similar body provided that tenders or quotations are invited and contracts placed in accordance with national or EU legislation

 

Details

To request an exception to Contractual Standing Orders to approve the award of a contract for Salford Foundation for a Learning City Women’s Project 02.03.20 to 31.08.21, on the basis of the service only being available from one provider and that the contract will deliver Best Value to the Council.

 

Key Council Policies:Under the Live Well strand of the Salford Start Well, Live Well, Age Well Locality Plan; Skills and Work Strategy

 

Equality Impact Assessment and Implications:  Not applicable

 

Assessment of Risk : This is a low cost project which will be delivered by an experienced and equipped, local provider and as such there is a very low risk of it not succeeding.

Legal  ...  view the full decision text for item 4c

5.

Exclusion of the Public

6.

Items for Decision - Part Two- Closed to the Public

6a

Secondary Pupil Forecast Summary and Site Proposal For Free School pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Merry, Deputy City Mayor and Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby: approveto switch any future need for a primary school to Parsonage Drive (former St George’s site) and the secondary over to Longshaw Drive for the new free school.  This option would not affect the numbers of social housing planned for the area.

 

The Reasons are:Star Academies have proposed a secondary Free school in the Little Hulton area which was approved by the DFE in June 2019. Following the completionof the pupil forecast analysis, the LA now needs to respond formally to the DFE and name the site.

 

Options considered and rejected were: There are only two options; Longshaw Drive and Parsonage Drive (the old St George’s site). The Longshaw Drive site has previously been designated for housing and a primary school. It was possible to alter plans and switch the primary school for a high school on this site. The high  school would then need to be allocated to the Longshaw Drive Site along with housing. 

 

Assessment of Risk: As the number of secondary places demand continues to increase the Council will need to have a clear strategy for ensuring there are sufficient places available. The new schools will need to be factored into the long term plans for meeting projected pupil demand.

 

The source of funding is: The recently approved Star Academy Trust will bring up to £16 million of capital investment in to the city via funding from Central Government.

 

Legal Advice obtained: N/A

Financial Advice obtained: N/A

Procurement Advice obtained: N/A

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

(if the documents disclose exempt or confidential information, they should not be listed, but the following wording shall be inserted : "(The relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information and are not available for public inspection)":-

Contact Officer:  Craig Monaghan                                    Tel 778 0339

 

*           This document records a key decision, but the matter was not included in the Council's Forward Plan and it has been dealt with under the emergency procedure.

*           This decision is urgent and is not subject to call-in, in accordance with the Decision Making Procedure Rules

*           The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Childrens Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

Signed:                            Dated:

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*           This decision was published on 25.02.20.

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 03.03.20 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.