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Decisions

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Decisions published

17/05/2022 - Langworthy Road Shops. ref: 1095    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Statutory Deputy City Mayor & Lead Member for Housing Briefing

Made at meeting: 17/05/2022 - Statutory Deputy City Mayor & Lead Member for Housing Briefing

Decision published: 24/05/2022

Effective from: 01/06/2022

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record Of Decision

 

I, Councillor Tracy Kelly, Statutory Deputy City Mayor and Lead Member for Housing, Property & Regeneration, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby approve:

 

The payment of the shop rental income from 167 and 191 Langworthy Road, to Inspiring Communities Together (ICT), for use in community projects.

 

The Reasons are:

There is a longstanding arrangement for the payment of income from Langworthy Road shops, brought back into use by the NWDA during the Seedley Regeneration investment, to the Seedley and Langworthy Trust (now ICT).  The report seeks approval to continue these arrangements.

 

Options considered and rejected were: Discontinuing the payment of rents to ICT.

 

Assessment of Risk: Medium

Formalising the reporting and approval arrangements ensures greater value for money against spend.

 

The source of funding is: Housing Revenue Account

 

Legal Advice obtained: Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor

SALT was part of Salford CVS, which is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration. Their role and work included providing support for VCSE organisations to establish and develop, including delivering training for their staff, volunteers and trustees.

 

SALT historically received residual income from shop premises brought back into use on Langworthy Road from funding provided by NWDA. There does not appear to be a formal record or agreement which the Council is able to locate, despite correspondence between the Council and NWDA but in view of the length of time which has passed (now 15 years) any risk of funding requirement breach is low.

 

SALT’s merger with ICT took place in 2019 and an SLA was subsequently entered into with them to set out the expectations and anticipated community projects as well as the governance and reporting arrangements, and that agreement is now ready for renewal for a two-year term.

 

Financial Advice obtained: Paul Hutchings, Strategic Finance Manager

This payment to Inspiring Communities Together (ICT) is effectively top sliced from the rental income the HRA receives for the shops on Langworthy Road (specifically the income from 167 and 191 Langworthy Rd less 12.5% maintenance costs). The purpose of the highlight report from ICT is to provide assurance that the £11,025 per annum is providing value for money for residents, particularly as this income would otherwise accrue to the HRA. It would be advisable for SCC to request that ICT provide an action plan in advance for how they will engage with residents and the initiatives they will implement as this will give SCC advanced assurance on value for money and provides a basis for the vfm assessment on an annual basis.

 

Procurement advice obtained: N/A

 

HR advice obtained: N/A

 

Climate Change advice obtained: N/A

 

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

Report to Lead Member Briefing.

 

Contact Officer: Konrad Magdzinski, Principal Development Officer         Tel. 0161 793 2197

 

  • This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

 

  • The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth & Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

                       

 

 

Signed: Councillor Tracy Kelly                                               Dated: 17th May 2022

Statutory Deputy City Mayor and Lead Member for Housing, Property & Regeneration

 

 

This decision was published on 24th May 2022.

 

This decision will come into force at 4.00 p.m. 31st May, unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process rules.

 


23/05/2022 - Food and Feed and Health and Safety Service Plans 2022/23 ref: 1094    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Environment and Community Safety Briefing

Made at meeting: 23/05/2022 - Lead Member for Environment and Community Safety Briefing

Decision published: 24/05/2022

Effective from: 01/06/2022

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I Councillor Barbara Bentham, Lead Member for Environment, Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, in exercise of the powers in exercise of the powers contained within the Salford City Council constitution do hereby approve the Food Safety and Feed Service Plans for 2022-23 that incorporates a review of the 2021-2022 performance

 

The reasons are the Food Standards Agency (FSA) requires each Local Authority to produce a Food Service Plan in accordance with the guidelines set out in the Agency’s Framework Agreement on Local Authority Food Law Enforcement (April 2010). The plan must be approved by the authority’s relevant Member.

 

Options considered and rejected were N/A

 

Assessment of Risk : Low

 

The source of funding to meet the requirements of the FSA can be met within existing budgets.

 

Legal Advice obtained.  Yes

The City Council has a statutory duty to produce annual Food Service and Health and Safety Plans. The FSA has the legal power to take over the management of the food service from local authorities who fail to achieve satisfactory levels of performance in terms of the enforcement of food standards and food hygiene legislation

 

Financial Advice obtained. Yes

The requirements of the FSA and HSE can be met within existing budgets

 

Procurement Advice obtained. n/a

 

HR Advice obtained: n/a

 

Climate Change Advice obtained: n/a

 

 

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

  • Food Safety and Feed Plan 2022-23
  • Report to Lead Member Environment, Neighbourhoods and Community Safety - 23 May 2022

 

Contact Officer:  John Snow - Service Manager, Regulatory Strategy          

Tel No 0161 925 1315

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another lead member /strategic director

The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Communities and Neighbourhood Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

 

Signed: Councillor Barbara Bentham      

Lead Member for Environment and Community Safety

Dated:  23 May 2022                 

 

 

*           This decision was published on Tuesday 24 May 2022                                  

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 31 May 2022                                                unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


23/05/2022 - 2 New Bailey Letting of 8th Floor ref: 1093    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 23/05/2022 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 24/05/2022

Effective from: 01/06/2022

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor John Merry, Deputy City Mayor for Property in exercise of the powers contained within the Salford City Council constitution do hereby:

 

1           Ratify the completion of the lease for part 8th Floor at 2 New Bailey  to

             Cellnex UK Ltd and on the terms agreed.

2          Approve the payment of a capital sum totaling £25,259.11 by the City Council to facilitate the letting as detailed in the report.

3          Approve the payment of the Council’s surveyor’s costs of £1,500 in approving the fit out works carried out by the tenant

 

The Reasons are:

This letting will generate a rental income for the Council that will provide a return on the substantial capital investment that the Council made in funding the development and in leasing the building

This letting, combined with the previous lettings to Berryman’s and Eversheds Sutherland, means 6 floors of the building are now fully let with 3 floors remaining. 

Assessment of Risk: Low 

The source of funding is: The letting will generate a rental income stream, service charge income and business rates for the City Council

 

Legal comments Supplied by:  Rebecca Maddison Shared Legal Service (Property)

There are no adverse legal implications with regards to the proposed disposal provided that the disposal is at market value and constitutes the best consideration reasonably obtainable this will satisfy the requirements of Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972

 

Financial implications Supplied by:  Chris Mee Strategic Finance Manager

In approving this project in May 2017, Cabinet took into account the risks associated with the scheme and the mitigations in place to manage those risks. The decision to approve the project was taken on the basis that members were comfortable with the cautious financial scenario outlined in the report considered.

The proposed terms to be offered to Cellnex UK outlined in this report would be an improvement to this cautious scenario and would if approved reduce the financial risk being taken by the council on this project.

The terms have been structured to ensure rental income form the council from day one to reflect the covenant strength of the tenant and its position as a UK entity of a larger Spanish based company.

Procurement advice Supplied by: Anthony Hilton, Strategic Head of Procurement

There are no additional procurement implications within the detail of this report

HR advice obtained: n/a

Climate Change advice: This is a CAT A building and is fully compliant with all current Building Regulation requirements.

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process: Public briefing report submitted to Property/Regen Briefing on 23 May 2022

 

Contact Officer: Stephanie Mullenger, Strategic Asset Consultant                            

Telephone number:07810 158682

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another lead member or strategic director.

 

The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

Signed: Councillor John Merry

Deputy City Mayor

Date: 23 May 2022 

 

 

This decision was published on Tuesday 24 May 2022.

This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 31 May 2022 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision-Making Process Rules.

 


23/05/2022 - Land at Ontario Basin ref: 1092    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 23/05/2022 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 24/05/2022

Effective from: 01/06/2022

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor John Merry, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby:

 

  1. Approve the updated and provisionally agreed revised Heads of Terms to the Agreement for Lease followed by Lease on the Phase 1 land at Ontario Basin.

 

  1. Note that the Heads of Terms for the Option to Purchase the Phase 2 land at Ontario Basin, as approved on the 23rd August 2021, remain unchanged.

 

  1. Delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Place and the Section 151 officer to negotiate and finalise the commercial arrangements and all other necessary ancillary agreements to allow the completion of the arrangements as detailed in this report

 

  1. Authorise the City Solicitor to progress and complete the associated legal formalities and the taking of all steps required to give effect to the above recommendations.

 

The Reasons are on the 11th January 2021 the City Council agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding Agreement and Exclusivity Agreement with the proposed purchaser with the objective of collaboratively formulating development proposals for land at Ontario Basin, Salford Quays.

 

The agreements were to allow the parties to explore the opportunity for the potential development of the site part of which is owned by the Council with part held by way of a long lease by a third party.

 

The parties agreed to a timeframe of 6 months, effective from the date of execution of the agreements (18th February 2021).

 

The parties progressed constructive negotiations and on the 23rd August 2021 the City Mayor approved Head of Terms for the grant of an Agreement for Lease followed by a lease over Phase 1 of the site and an associated Option to Purchase  on Phase 2.

 

Due to challenging economic conditions, specifically build cost inflation, the proposals for the Phase 1 which underpinned the commercial transaction have proved to be financially undeliverable and the shared view of the parties is that conditions are unlikely to improve sufficiently over the short to medium terms to make the initially proposed scheme viable.

 

In response the parties have engaged in a productive dialogue and collaboratively developed an alternative Phase 1 scheme which is considered to be less exposed to build cost inflation and has a much better prospect of being delivered. It also reflects the ongoing discussion/ position on the Phase 2 part of the site.

 

The resultant scheme changes and need for greater flexibility around delivery timescales and planning risk have necessitated fresh Heads of Terms to be negotiated and for which approval is now sought.

 

 

Assessment of Risk: Medium

 

Source of funding:  n/a

 

Legal Advice Obtained: Addleshaw Goddard, The City Solicitor And The Shared Legal Service

 

Procurement Advice Obtained: n/a

 

Financial Advice obtained:  Chris Mee - Strategic Finance Manager

 

HR Advice obtained: n/a

 

Climate Change Advice obtained: n/a at this stage

 

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

Public briefing report submitted to Property/Regeneration Briefing on 23 May 2022

 

Contact Officer:  Andrew Cartwright - Head Of Service, Strategic Delivery             

Tel No 0161 779 6074

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member /Strategic Director

The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

Signed: Councillor John Merry

Deputy City Mayor

Date: 23 May 2022 

 

 

This decision was published on Monday 23 May 2021.

This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 31 May 2022 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision-Making Process Rules.

 


23/05/2022 - Chapel Wharf Development Framework ref: 1091    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 23/05/2022 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 24/05/2022

Effective from: 01/06/2022

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I John Merry, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do hereby approve:

 

1.    That the Chapel Wharf Development Framework be endorsed as a material planning consideration for future planning decisions.

The Reasons are:

 

  1. Unlike adjacent areas, there is a clear lack of a cohesive vision for the Chapel Wharf area. This is in a large part due to the area previously not being covered by a formal framework.

 

  1. Without a clear vision and strategy to guide future development and investment, the full potential of the area and individual opportunities will not be exploited.

 

  1. To encourage development momentum, investment and strategic growth opportunities.

 

  1. To guide development and infrastructure interventions, ensuring that the area becomes a successful and vibrant community, playing its role in the ongoing transformation of City Centre Salford.  

 

Options considered and rejected were:

Not to prepare a development framework.  However, this was rejected.  The decision being to prepare the Chapel Wharf Development Framework.  This was on the basis that this will not be a statutory planning document, however it will become a material consideration for the City Council as the Local Planning Authority upon adoption. 

 

Assessment of Risk: Low

 

The Development Framework will act as key additional guidance for the delivery of new development across the area.

 

The council only has a small amount of land ownership in the area and is not under any obligation through this framework to make commercial commitments towards any of the interventions identified.

 

However, opportunities may arise throughout the life of the framework for land assembly, working in conjunction with developers to bring forward new zones of development.  Any such proposals will be brought forward for approval at the appropriate time.

 

The Council will also seek to identify funding to bring forward infrastructure interventions established in the framework such as those identified as ‘Catalyst Projects’.

 

Legal Advice obtained:  Robert Irvine

The Framework, once endorsed by Lead Member for Housing, Property & Regeneration will become a material consideration for the City Council as Local Planning Authority.

Financial Advice obtained:  David Mills

 

The report details the need for a Development Framework for the Chapel Wharf area and at this stage there are no financial implications.

 

Procurement Advice obtained: N/A

 

HR Advice obtained: N/A

 

Climate Change Advice obtained: Mike Hemingway

 

The Development Framework objectives have been written with the need to create an environmentally sustainable neighbourhood in mind, specifically in terms of how people arrive and move around the area, the energy efficiency of new developments and also measures to improve climate resilience through SUDs and flood mitigation measures along the River Irwell. A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)/Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Screening Statement was produced for the emerging Development Framework in September 2021(Annex E).  This Screening Statement concluded that an SEA/SA was not required in connection with the Chapel Wharf Development Framework.

 

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

Report of Strategic Director for Place 23rd May 2022: –

Approval of the Chapel Wharf Development Framework 2022

 

Contact Officer:  Perry Twigg, Urban Design Manager                                 

Telephone number: 07966 316309

 

-       This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

-       The appropriate scrutiny to call-in the decision is the Growth & Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.                       

 

 

Signed: Councillor John Merry

Deputy City Mayor

Dated: 23 May 2022                                                   

 

 

 

This decision was published on Tuesday 24 May 2022                                             

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 31 May 2022

unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


17/05/2022 - Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations - consultation on modifcations arising from the examination of the Plan ref: 1088    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/05/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/05/2022

Effective from: 28/05/2022

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision (CABINET)

 

I Paul Dennett, City Mayor in consultation with the Cabinet and in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby:

 

1.    Approve the proposed Modifications (Main, Additional and those relating to the Policies Map) to the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations that have arisen as a result of its examination, and associated supporting background documents;

 

2.    Agree that the Modifications and associated supporting background documents be subject to a period of representations for a period of 6 weeks commencing no earlier than 25 May 2022

 

The Reasons are: To continue making progress in updating the city’s development management policies and designations part of the local plan and provide an opportunity for the community and other stakeholders to make representations on proposed Modifications that have been identified as part of the examination of the local plan following its submission to the Secretary of State in June 2021.

 

Options considered and rejected were: To not undertake consultation on the proposed modifications. However, this was rejected as this approach would be contrary to the Planning Inspectorate Procedure Guide for Local Plan Examinations as published by the Planning Inspectorate in February 2022 (paragraph 6.7) and would not allow the community and other stakeholders to have their say on the modifications. Without consultation at this stage, the local plan would not be able to progress to adoption.

 

Assessment of Risk: Low to medium. The consultation on the modifications themselves is considered to be low risk. However the inspector will consider the comments received to the main modifications and additional hearing sessions may need to be arranged as a result if issues of soundness are raised. Further modifications may therefore be necessary before the local plan can be adopted.

 

Any attempt by the city council to adopt the local plan could be susceptible to legal challenge if it is considered by interested parties that the local plan has not been prepared in accordance with the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (“2004 Act”) and the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (“2012 Regulations”). 

 

The source of funding is as follows: Costs associated with the consultation on modifications to the Part One Local Plan are expected to be minimal, mainly associated with printing and postage, and will be met from existing budgets.

 

Legal Advice obtained: Yes, provided by Fahid Malik, Senior Solicitor

Financial Advice obtained: Yes, provided by Martin Anglesey, Finance Officer

Procurement Advice obtained: N/A

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

 

1.    Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications to the Published Submission version of the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations (January 2020) and the Addendum version (February 2021)

 

2.    Schedule of Proposed Additional Modifications to the Published Submission version of the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations (January 2020) and the Addendum version (February 2021)

 

3.    Composite Plan: includes all Modifications (Main and Additional) identified through the examination of the plan – modifications highlighted

 

4.    Schedule of Proposed Modifications to the Published Submission version of the Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations policies map (January 2020) and the Addendum version (February 2021)

 

5.    Updated policies map (May 2022)

 

6.    Community Impact Assessment (CIA): Addendum to the December 2019 and January 2021 CIA Reports

 

7.    Health Impact Assessment (HIA): Addendum to the December 2019 and January 2021 HIA Reports

 

8.    Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) of the Impact on European Protected Sites: Addendum to the December 2019 and January 2021 HRA Reports

 

9.    Sustainability Appraisal (SA): Addendum to the January 2020 and January 2021 SA  Reports

 

10.Statement of Representations Procedure (Draft)

 

Contact Officer:

James Shuttleworth            Tel No: 0161 793 2307

Matt Doherty                         Tel No: 0161 793 2304

 

*           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             Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

Signed: Paul Dennett                                                     Dated:     20.05.22                                       

 Paul Dennett – City Mayor

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*           This decision was published on    20.05.22                                    .

*           This decision will come in force at  4pm on 27.05.22 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


11/05/2022 - RSAP Modular Properties (Konrad Magdzinkski) ref: 1085    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 11/05/2022 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 12/05/2022

Effective from: 20/05/2022

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I Councillor Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services and chairman of the Procurement Board, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve:

 

·      To award the contract, for approves the council entering a Pre-Construction Services Agreement (PCSA) with PLP to enable the building of 24 modular units through the Rough Sleepers Accommodation Programme (RSAP) and to commence direct negotiations with them to deliver additional affordable units on these sites.

 

Detail required

Answers

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Construction of Move on accommodation through the RSAP

Name of Successful Contractor

               PLP Construction Ltd

Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

                                03244506

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Private Limited Company

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

SME

Contract Value (£)

£268,800

Full construction costs will be confirmed at Stage 2 of the procurement process

Contract Duration

7 months

Contract Start Date

16/05/2022

Contract End Date

30/11/2022

Optional Extension Period 1

months

Optional Extension Period 2

months

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Procurement Board (extension > £150k)

Contact Officer (Name & number)

        KONRAD MAGDINSKI 07932 874 871

Lead Service Group

Place

How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by procurement)

ICN Framework

Framework Details (where applicable)

(procurement body, framework reference & title, start/ end date

Innovation Chain North (ICN) is a framework for

construction and associated professional

services procured under the Public Contracts

Regulations 2015 and is OJEU compliant. It has

been designed to support the delivery of new

homes and associated social infrastructure

across the North of England. The framework

includes lots for contractors, associated

professional services as well as a Dynamic

Purchasing System (DPS) for the supply of

Modular Homes.

Funding Source

Grant

Ethical Contractor (EC): Mayor’s Employment Charter

 

EC: Committed to sign Charter

?

 

EC: Accredited Living Wage Employer

?


 

The Reasons are

 

The appointment, at a cost of £268,500, will commit to appointing a contractor under stage 1 to develop costs and designs under a two-stage procurement route. Permission is also sought to explore using the same contractor the delivery of some additional affordable units on these sites, subject to satisfactory assessments of value for money.

 

The report also seeks approval to place a deposit for the first set of units manufacture (£120,000) to maintain programme and draw down of grant.

 

Assessment of Risk: Low

Risks will be monitored and mitigated through the project group. The main risk is achieving spend in accordance with grant funding requirements. Approval of the report will ensure the schemes can begin before the end of October 2022.

 

If at any point the cost is not viable or providing VFM (Value for Money) SCC are not

bound to enter any PCSA or contract with PLP. An assessment of the risk of placing

orders will be carried out prior to placing a deposit on the manufacture of units.

There are also potential construction risks of rising costs and material shortages.

 

The source of funding is:

The cost of this scheme is included within the approved capital programme funded from a combination RSAP Grant and council match funding.

 

Legal Advice obtained – The Shared Legal Service – Tony Hatton

 

Financial Advice obtained David Mills – Commercial Finance Manager

 

Procurement Advice obtained Debbie Derbyshire Ext 6244

 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process: N/A

 

Contact Officer:                    Konrad Magdzinski

Telephone number:             07932 874871

 

Please delete from the bullets below any which are not relevant

 

This matter is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

 

The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

Signed:           Bill Hinds                           Dated:     11 May 2022             .

                    Lead Member

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*           This decision was published on 12 May 2022

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 19 May 2022, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


11/05/2022 - Lewis Street Primary School - Roof works and window replacements - Part 1 (Tracy Squirrell/ George Rogers) ref: 1084    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 11/05/2022 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 12/05/2022

Effective from: 20/05/2022

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I Councillor Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services and chairman of the Procurement Board, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve:

 

·      the award of the following contract for a project approved under the corporate capital programme as detailed below:

 

Detail required

Answers

Partial internal refurbishment of the Civic centre, Swinton

Lewis Street Primary School – Roof repairs and window replacements, phase 1

Name of Successful Contractor

Wright Build Ltd

Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

01401191

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Private Limited Company

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

SME

Contract Value

£289,426.00

(£340,000 Full Project)

Contract Duration

                              14 weeks

Contract Start Date

28/05/2022

Contract End Date

02/09/2022

Optional Extension Period 1

N/A

Optional Extension Period 2

N/A

Who will approve each Extension Period?

N/A

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Les Woolhouse Tel 07713 786 093

Lead Service Group

People Services

How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by procurement)

Framework Call-Off (Mini Competition)

Framework Details (where applicable)

(procurement body, framework reference & title, start/ end date

Minor Building Works Framework Lot 2

Funding Source

Capital Programme

Ethical Contractor

Mayor’s Employment Charter

Committed to sign up to the Charter

 

Accredited Living Wage Employer

Committed to become accredited

 

 


 

The Reasons are: The copings and the brickwork to the perimeter of the roof have deteriorated and works are required to ensure that the building is wind and watertight.  The areas that have been identified as the highest priority are along Lewis Street elevation.

 

The windows on this elevation have exceeded their anticipated lifespan and require replacement. This will also aid in improving the ventilation to the rooms.

 

The pointing of the brickwork at first floor level including the terracotta copings is failing on the Lewis Street, Parr Street and St John Street upper elevations also needs to be repointed. There are areas internally areas of addled and damaged plaster which has been caused by the failure of the pointing. This is to be removed and replastered followed by isolated decoration.

 

Options considered and rejected were: None. All procedures are in accordance with normal Contractual Standing Orders

 

Assessment of Risk: High

Failure to maintain the fabric of the building could result in the closure of classrooms and ancillary areas which would have a negative impact on the education of the pupils.

 

The source of funding is:

·      Capital programme 2022/23

·      Expenditure code: E22015

 

Legal Advice obtained. Supplied by: The Shared Legal Service – Contact Officer and telephone number: Tony Hatton – Principal Solicitor tel. 0161 219 6323

 

When commissioning contracts for the procurement of goods, services, or the execution of works, the Council must comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) and its own Contractual Standing Orders (CSO’s), failing which a contract may be subject to legal challenge from an aggrieved provider. The proposed award of the contract follows a tender exercise by mini competition in accordance with the Minor Building Works Framework Agreement Lot 2.

 

The purpose of a framework agreement is to select through a procurement/ evaluation process a number of providers who can meet the service requirements of the Council, as and when those services are required. If they are required then the Council will undertake an exercise to call off the services from one or more of the providers who have been selected to be on the framework and this may be through any number of ways, e.g. mini-competition, direct allocation etc. depending on the circumstances. A contract will then be formed between the Council and the chosen provider/s.

 

The Council will need to have followed the procedure set out in the framework agreement for mini competition to ensure the procurement process is compliant. Two companies from the framework suppliers submitted a tender, and the bid has been evaluated on the most economically advantageous tender basis in line with published procedures resulting in the proposed award of the contract to Wright Build Ltd. The procurement procedures therefore appear robust and compliant with the requirements of the Council’s CSO’s and PCR.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: Submitted by:  Alex Archer, Finance Manager 778 0498

The works will be funded by the 2022/23 capital programme in the sum of £340,000.  (Tender costs £289,426 plus surveys, professional fees and associated additional costs of £50,574).

 

PROCUREMENT IMPLICATIONS: Supplied by:  The Corporate Procurement Team

Contact officer and telephone number: Deborah Derbyshire (Category Manager – Corporate Procurement Team) tel 0161 686 6244

 

The project has been competitively tendered by means of a mini competition under the Council’s own Minor Building Works Framework Lot 2 which complies with the Councils Contractual Standing Orders and the Procurement Contract Regulations.

 

The winning tenderer has submitted the most economically advantageous offer in line with the rules of the framework.

 

HR Advice obtained: N/a

 

Climate Change Implications:

 

No significant Climate Change implications in this project. All projects are developed to meet or exceed current legislation and requirements relating to energy efficiency and carbon reduction targets. Projects are required to support the Council’s objectives of becoming carbon neutral by 2028.

 

The works will be programmed to minimise the traffic impact in the area. Any waste materials will be removed and taken to a transfer station for systematic sorting and recycling to ensure minimal landfill waste.

 

Sustainability plans would be targeted to also align with opportunities to continue to deliver social value outcomes

 

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

 

Report to Procurement Board dated 11th May 2022


Contact Officer:                    Les Woolhouse Head of Buildings and Facilities

Telephone Number:            07713 786 093

 

This matter is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

 

The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel and the Overview and Scrutiny Board

 

Signed:          Bill Hinds                   Dated:  11 May 2022

                 Lead Member

 

 

*           This decision was published on 12 May 2022

*           This decision will come in force at 4:00pm on 19 May 2022, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


11/05/2022 - St Andrew's CE Primary - Roofing Works phase 2 - Part 1 (Tracy Squirrell/ Ian Murray) ref: 1083    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 11/05/2022 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 12/05/2022

Effective from: 20/05/2022

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I Councillor Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services and chairman of the Procurement Board, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve:

 

·      the award of the following contract for a project approved under the corporate capital programme as detailed below:

 

Detail required

Answers

Partial internal refurbishment of the Civic centre, Swinton

St Andrew’s CE Primary – Roofing, Brickwork and Internal Repairs, Phase 2

Name of Successful Contractor

Schofield & Sons Ltd

Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

025459259

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Private Limited Company

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

SME

Contract Value

£158,551.00

(£185,000 Full Project)

Contract Duration

                              3 months

Contract Start Date

28/05/2022

Contract End Date

02/09/2022

Optional Extension Period 1

N/A

Optional Extension Period 2

N/A

Who will approve each Extension Period?

N/A

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Les Woolhouse Tel 07713 786 093

Lead Service Group

People Services

How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by procurement)

Framework Call-Off (Mini Competition)

Framework Details (where applicable)

(procurement body, framework reference & title, start/ end date

Minor Building Works Framework Lot 2

Funding Source

Capital Programme

Ethical Contractor

Mayor’s Employment Charter

Committed to sign up to the Charter

 

Accredited Living Wage Employer

Committed to become accredited

 

 


 

The Reasons are: The works have been identified as essential maintenance from the schools asset management plan. This phase 2 of the planned works and are to the ST Andrew’s Avenue and Talbot Street elevations. The works required are the renewal of the lead valleys, gutters, flashings and soakers to the exterior of the building. Internally repairs to damaged plaster and redecoration.

 

Options considered and rejected were: None. All procedures are in accordance with normal Contractual Standing Orders.

 

Assessment of Risk: High

Repairs are required to prevent water ingress into the building. Repairs and re-bedding the terracotta copings and ridge tiles will maintain the integrity of the building and maintain the structural stability of these areas.  If these works are not undertaken there is a high risk of debris coming loose, particularly during bad weather, and causing harm to the public and the building.

 

The source of funding is:

·      Capital programme 2022/23

·      Expenditure code: E22012

 

Legal Advice obtained. Supplied by: The Shared Legal Service – Contact Officer and telephone number: Tony Hatton – Principal Solicitor tel. 0161 219 6323

 

When commissioning contracts for the procurement of goods, services, or the execution of works, the Council must comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) and its own Contractual Standing Orders (CSO’s), failing which a contract may be subject to legal challenge from an aggrieved provider. The proposed award of the contract follows a tender exercise by mini competition in accordance with the Minor Building Works Framework Agreement Lot 2.

 

The purpose of a framework agreement is to select through a procurement/ evaluation process a number of providers who can meet the service requirements of the Council, as and when those services are required. If they are required then the Council will undertake an exercise to call off the services from one or more of the providers who have been selected to be on the framework and this may be through any number of ways, e.g. mini-competition, direct allocation etc. depending on the circumstances. A contract will then be formed between the Council and the chosen provider/s.

 

The Council will need to have followed the procedure set out in the framework agreement for mini competition to ensure the procurement process is compliant. Two companies from the framework suppliers submitted a tender, and the bid has been evaluated on the most economically advantageous tender basis in line with published procedures resulting in the proposed award of the contract to Schofield & Sons Ltd. The procurement procedures therefore appear robust and compliant with the requirements of the Council’s CSO’s and PCR.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: Submitted by: Alex Archer, Finance Manager 778 0498

The works will be funded by the 2022/23 capital programme in the sum of £185,000.  (Tender costs £158,551 plus surveys, professional fees and associated additional costs of £26,449).

 

PROCUREMENT IMPLICATIONS: Supplied by: The Corporate Procurement Team

Contact officer and telephone number: Deborah Derbyshire (Category Manager – Corporate Procurement Team) tel 0161 686 6244

 

The project has been competitively tendered by means of a mini competition under the Council’s own Minor Building Works Framework Lot 2 which complies with the Councils Contractual Standing Orders and the Procurement Contract Regulations.

 

The winning tenderer has submitted the most economically advantageous offer in line with the rules of the framework.

 

HR Advice obtained: N/a

 

Climate Change Implications:

 

No significant Climate Change implications in this project. All projects are developed to meet or exceed current legislation and requirements relating to energy efficiency and carbon reduction targets. Projects are required to support the Council’s objectives of becoming carbon neutral by 2028.

 

The works will be programmed to minimise the traffic impact in the area. Any waste materials will be removed and taken to a transfer station for systematic sorting and recycling to ensure minimal landfill waste.

 

Sustainability plans would be targeted to also align with opportunities to continue to deliver social value outcomes

 

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

 

Report to Procurement Board dated 11th May 2022


Contact Officer:                    Les Woolhouse Head of Buildings and Facilities

Telephone Number:            07713 786 093

 

This matter is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

 

The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel and the Overview and Scrutiny Board

 

Signed:          Bill Hinds                   Dated:  11 May 2022

                  Lead Member

 

*           This decision was published on 12 May 2022

*           This decision will come in force at 4:00pm on 19 May 2022, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


11/05/2022 - Request to award - Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme - Additional Battery Schemes (Hayley Nixon) ref: 1082    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 11/05/2022 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 12/05/2022

Effective from: 20/05/2022

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I Councillor Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services and chairman of the Procurement Board, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve:

 

·      the award of the Contract for Installation of Energy Storage Systems as detailed in the table below:

 

Detail required

Answers

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Design and build of up to 7 battery storage systems

Name of Successful Contractor

PolySolar Ltd

Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Private Limited Company

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

SME

Contract Value (£)

£924,234 full project

Contract Duration

9 Weeks

Contract Start Date

16/05/2022

Contract End Date

29/07/2022

Optional Extension Period 1

2 months

Optional Extension Period 2

N/A

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Strategic Director (extension < £150k)

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Majid Maqbool, Energy Manager

Lead Service Group

Place

How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by procurement)

Go Neutral Smart Energy Framework

Framework Details (where applicable)

(procurement body, framework reference & title, start/ end date

GMCA

GMCA 374

DN562301

Mini competition under Lot 1: Roof Mounted Solar PV & Battery Storage

Funding Source

Grant

Ethical Contractor (EC): Mayor’s Employment Charter

 

EC: Committed to sign Charter

 

EC: Accredited Living Wage Employer


 

The Reasons are,

 

The installations are majority funded by grant and the addition of battery storage will allow for the opportunity to maximise the use of on-site generation at peak periods therefore reducing costs to the Council of energy over the lifetime of the batteries.

 

Options considered and rejected were not to undertake the works and the loss of grant funding to undertake the works which was rejected in order to maximise the impact of the energy savings to the Council through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

 

Assessment of Risk is high as timescales to deliver the scheme and maximise the grant funding element along with the Supply chain and lead in time for the delivery of the battery units.

 

The source of funding is: 93% grant funding and 7% USB Capital Budget - Property

 

Legal Advice obtained: Yes

 

Financial Advice obtained: Yes

 

Procurement Advice obtained: Yes

 

HR Advice obtained: N/A

 

Climate Change Implications obtained: Yes

 

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

-       Procurement Board Request to Go out to Tender 02.03.22

 

Contact Officer:                    Hayley Nixon

Telephone number:             WFH

 

The Lead Member has been consulted and is supportive of the proposed contract.

 

The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is Regeneration.

 

Signed:          Bill Hinds                Dated:         11 May 2022           .

                    Lead Member

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*           This decision was published on 12 May 2022

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 19 May 2022, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


11/05/2022 - Re-tender of the 0-19 procurement options paper (Steve Gavin/ Debbie Blackburn) ref: 1086    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 11/05/2022 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 12/05/2022

Effective from: 20/05/2022

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby:

 

·      approve an extension of the respecified contract for one year and assurance of provision will be provided via the Provider Collaborative and Locality Board. Should performance become an issue the contract would be reviewed and re-procured at any time.

 

Detail required

Answers

Contract Reference

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

0-19 Integrated Children’s Health Service

Name of Contractor

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (Northern Care Alliance

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Other

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Non-SME

Value of Contract Extension

£5,327,472

Per Annum (estimated average)

Existing Contract Term

01/04/2017

to

31/03/2022

Extension Period

01/04/2022

to

31/03/2023

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Steven Gavin (0161 686 6287)

Lead Service Group

Public Health

Funding Source

Grant

Ethical Contractor

Mayor’s Employment Charter

Committed to sign up to the Charter

 

Accredited Living Wage Employer

 

The reasons are:

·      To allow for Salford Clinical Commissioning Group transitioning into an Integrated Care System and for changes in the local commissioning landscape to settle.

 

Assessment of risk

Risks relate to potential challenge from external providers who would be interested in bidding for the contract if it were to go out to tender set against the risk of further disruption and instability in the system that might result in a change of provider, particularly within the context of post-COVID recovery.

 

The source of funding is: The Public Health Grant

 

Legal advice obtained: Tony Hatton t.hatton@manchester.gov.uk

 

Financial advice obtained:

The budget is available as part of the Integrated Fund through the Public Health Grant.Michelle Cowley (Michelle.Cowley@salford.gov.uk) 0161 793 2520

 

Procurement advice obtained:

Anthony Hilton anthony.hilton@salford.gov.uk  0161 686 6249

The report makes recommendation for a further twelve-month extension period to the existing contract. If this option is to be approved, it is imperative that all other options have been fully explored and appraised, in order to ensure that opportunities for service redesign, revenue savings as part of the Innovate programme and improved performance/ service outcomes have been fully exhausted. The peer review being proposed should assist in shaping the future specification and delivery model.

 

HR advice obtained: Not applicable.

 

Climate change implications obtained: Not applicable.

 

Documents used:

The relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information and are not available for public inspection

Contact details

Contact Officer:                    Steven Gavin

Telephone number:             0161 686 6287

 

  • The Lead Members for Children’s Services and Young People’s Services, as well as Adult Services, Health and Wellbeing have been consulted and are supportive of the proposed contract.
  • The appropriate Scrutiny Committees to call-in the decision are the Children’s Scrutiny Panel and the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel.

 

Signed:     Paul Dennett________           Dated:  _11 May 2022____.

                        City Mayor

 

 

*           This decision was published on 12 May 2022

*           This decision will come in force at 4:00pm on 19 May 2022, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


11/05/2022 - Exception to Contractual Standing Orders to award an extension to the commissioning of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Salford and Bolton (Helen Dugdale/ Gillian Mclauchlan) ref: 1081    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 11/05/2022 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 12/05/2022

Effective from: 20/05/2022

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I Paul Dennett, City Mayor in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve:

 

·      an exception to Contractual Standing Orders as permitted within the City Council Constitution and the award of the Contract to award an extension to the commissioning of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Salford and Bolton as detailed in the table below:

 

Detail required

Answers

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Commissioning of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

Name of Successful Contractor

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

654913421

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Other

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Non-SME

Contract Value (£)

£1,794,437 (per annum estimated average)

Contract Duration

12 months

Contract Start Date

01/04/2023

Contract End Date

31/03/2024

Optional Extension Period 1

Optional Extension Period 2

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Procurement Board (extension > £150k)

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Helen Dugdale 07970 100066

Lead Service Group

Public Health

How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by procurement)

Open tender via the Chest

Framework Details (where applicable)

(procurement body, framework reference & title, start/ end date

N/A

Funding Source

Revenue Budget

Ethical Contractor (EC): Mayor’s Employment Charter

 

EC: Committed to sign Charter

 

EC: Accredited Living Wage Employer


 

The Reasons are

 

1    The provider’s resilience and ability to produce high quality bids, as part of a competitive tender exercise was and is affected by the additional pressures relating to the COVID-19 global pandemic. This particularly affects NHS and public sector providers which would include both potential providers and the existing provider. We could therefore be subject to a Legal challenge by the existing unsuccessful provider or a bidder.

2    The extension would provide time to develop a service model and service specification which accounts for the changing health service landscape, primary care’s role and the new additions to SHS such as PrEP provision. The extension would also provide time to fully understand and develop the sexual health prevention in the city.

3    Market Testing needs to be carried out, to assess and stimulate interest in tendering for the contract.

4    It is currently unclear at what level the future sexual health commissioning that the ICS (CCG and NHS England previously commissioned services) will be responsible for will be commissioned at, locality or the Greater Manchester level.

5    Both commissioners and providers are still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a risk of recommissioning a service of insufficient quality and carrying out a costly tendering exercise. By not recommissioning now the existing provider will be able to deliver more effectively to service users.

6    Any recommissioning action would need to be coordinated with our joint commissioner, Bolton Council. The extension would allow clarification regarding SCC’s co-commissioning relationship with or independence from Bolton Council going forward.

 

Options considered and rejected were:

  • Going out to tender within existing time frames for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services.
  • Not providing a service.

 

Assessment of Risk

 

Medium – these are mandated services to help people prevent, identify and treat sexually transmitted infections, improve sexual health and wellbeing, manage conditions and adhere to treatment, avoid unwanted pregnancy and promote safe and positive sex and relationships. Not extending these contracts would affect, on the ground delivery of prevention, care and support including testing and prescribing in clinics.

 

The source of funding is:

Integrated Fund (Public Health Budget)

 

Legal Advice obtained

 

Financial Advice obtained

 

Procurement Advice obtained

 

HR Advice N/A

 

Climate Change Implications obtained

 

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

1. Approval for an Exception to Contractual Standing Orders to award an extension to the commissioning of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Salford and Bolton.

2. Health and Care Commissioning Board Improving Sexual Health Outcomes Paper. Gillian McLauchlan. January 2020.

 

Contact Officer:                    Helen Dugdale

Telephone number:             07970 100066

 

Please delete from the bullets below any which are not relevant

 

  • The Lead Member has been consulted and is supportive of the proposed contract.
  • The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel

 

 

Signed:         Paul Dennett                                  Dated:           11 May 2022               .

                          City Mayor

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*           This decision was published on 12 May 2022

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 19 May 2022, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


11/05/2022 - An approval for an Exception to Contractual Standing Orders to award a contract for Commissioning of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to prevent transmission of HIV for high risk populations (Muna Abdel Aziz/ Helen Dugdale) ref: 1080    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 11/05/2022 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 12/05/2022

Effective from: 20/05/2022

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I Councillor Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services and chairman of the Procurement Board, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve:

 

·      Commissioning of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to prevent transmission of HIV for high-risk populations.

Detail required

Answers

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Commissioning of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to prevent transmission of HIV for high risk populations

Name of Successful Contractor

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

654913421

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Other

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Non-SME

Contract Value

£199,426.40

 

Per Annum (estimated average)

Contract Duration

12 months

Contract Start Date

01/04/2022

Contract End Date

31/03/2023

Optional Extension Period 1

31/03/2024

Optional Extension Period 2

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Procurement Board (extension > £150k)

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Helen Dugdale 0161 793 3543

Lead Service Group

Public Health

How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by procurement)

Contract insertion existing provider

Framework Details (where applicable)

(procurement body, framework reference & title, start/ end date

 

Funding Source

External Funding Source (please identify below)

Ethical Contractor

Mayor’s Employment Charter

Committed to sign up to the Charter

 

Accredited Living Wage Employer

 


The Reasons are:

 

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) provides PrEP funding to Local Authorities, via the Public Health Grant. Salford is the lead Commissioner for Salford and Bolton Sexual Health Services.

 

PrEP needs to be provided for Salford residents and DHSC guidance has stipulated this is through a Level 3 sexual health service provider. Bolton NHS Foundation Trust (BFT) is the local Level 3 provider for Salford and Bolton local Authorities. BFT delivered the PrEP IMPACT Trial, which ended in October 2020, so are experienced in provision. This arrangement allows current service users to have continuity of service.

 

Currently PrEP is delivered within the local authority commissioned specialist (level 3) sexual health service by BFT. Commissioning BFT represents the best value way to provide this as they are the Salford Level 3 service and it is considered to be in the council’s best interests. 

 

NB A level 3 SHS is required because they can provide clinical governance, patient confidentiality, information governance, safeguarding, workforce training, medicines management etc.

 

Options considered and rejected were: N/A

 

Assessment of Risk: Low risk

 

The source of funding is:

Department of Health and Social Care via the Public Health grant.

 

Legal Advice obtained

 

Financial Advice obtained

 

Procurement Advice obtained

 

HR Advice obtained: N/A

 

Climate Change Implications obtained

 

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

·      PrEP Local Authority National Service Specification insert.

·      NHS England Provider contract to pay for the medication only part of the treatment.

 

Contact Officer:                    Helen Dugdale

Telephone number:             0161 793 3543

 

This matter is also subject to consider by the Lead Member for Lead Member for Adult Services, Health and Wellbeing.

 

The Lead Member has been consulted and is supportive of the proposed contract.

 

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.

 

Signed:       Bill Hinds                   Dated:         11 May 2022            .

                    Lead Member

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*           This decision was published on 12 May 2022

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 19 May 2022, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.