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Decisions published

24/11/2021 - Request for Approval - Exception to Contractual Standing Orders - Strategic Development of VCSE Sector through Engagement, Support & Influence and Promoting Volunteering - Sandra Derbyshire ref: 978    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 24/11/2021

Effective from: 02/12/2021

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 for the reasons) highlighted in the table below and the award of the Contract as detailed in the table below:

 

Detail required

Answers

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Strategic Development of the VCSE sector through engagement, support and influence and promoting volunteering in Salford

Name of Successful Contractor

Salford Community and Voluntary Sector (SCVS)

Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Charitable Trust

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

SME

Contract Value (£)

£          265,568 per annum

Contract Duration

36 months

Contract Start Date

01/04/2022

Contract End Date

31/03/2025

Optional Extension Period 1

24 months 1 April 2025 to 31 March 2027

Optional Extension Period 2

months

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Procurement Board (extension > £150k)

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Sandra Derbyshire 0161 793 2570

Lead Service Group

Place

Reason for CSO Exception: The goods / services / works are only obtainable from one provider and there is no other provider available to allow genuine competition

Tick if it applies x

Reason for CSO Exception: The execution of works or the supply of goods or services is controlled by a statutory body

Tick if it applies

Reason for CSO Exception: Delivers Best Value to the Council

Tick if it applies x

Reason for CSO Exception: Special education, health or social care contracts, if it is considered in the Council’s best interests and to meet the Council’s obligations under relevant legislation

Tick if it applies

Reason for CSO Exception: 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

Tick if it applies

Reason for CSO Exception: Security works where the publication of documents or details in the tendering process could prejudice the security of SCC and Salford residents

Tick if it applies

Reason for CSO Exception: 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.

Tick if it applies

Funding Source

Revenue Budget

Ethical Contractor (EC): Mayor’s Employment Charter

x

 

EC: Committed to sign up to the Charter

x

EC: Accredited Living Wage Employer

x

 

 

The reasons are the conclusions of a light touch review as described in the report were that as the current provider of these services continues to provide value for money, deliver all outcomes and delivers significant added value in relation to the contract

 

Options considered and rejected were

Putting out for competitive tender, Insourcing

 

Assessment of risk low

 

The source of funding is from a range of sources – Adults Integrated Fund £39,811, Children’s Integrated Fund £22,489, People Children’s revenue budget £31,706 and Place revenue budget £171,562

 

Legal advice obtained Tony Hatton

 

When commissioning contracts for the provision of goods, services or the execution of works, the Council must comply with the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) and its own Contractual Standing Orders (CSO’s) as set out in the Constitution, failing which the award of a contract may be subject to legal challenge.

 

It is an established principle that an existing public contract is capable of being extended, and the Council’s Contractual Standing Orders (CSO’s) also allow for contract extensions to be made where the original contract makes provision for such an extension of the original term. There is, however, always a risk that any extension not provided for, if done outside of the usual process, could be subject to challenge by an aggrieved provider, on the basis that it ought to have been put out to competition and advertised in accordance with public contract regulations and CSO’s.

 

Where there is no provision to extend within the original contract (or extension), approvals for awards, exceptions, and extensions over £150k must be referred to the Procurement Board. Notwithstanding such Procurement Board approval for an exception to CSO’s, there is still a risk of challenge from aggrieved providers if the usual (formal) procurement process has not been followed and any extension has been awarded outside of that process, on the basis that it ought to have been put out to competition in accordance with CSO’s.

 

The risk of any such challenge naturally increases in tandem with the scope of services, value of the contract and/or proposed length of any extension to a contract, and the number of potential providers of the service. The Council has undertaken a review and considered commissioning options to continue service provision resulting in the proposal to extend the current arrangements for a three-year period with the option to extend for up to two further years.

 

The review undertaken concludes that SCVS is a unique provider of the services required across the city and there are no alternative providers with the knowledge and skills to deliver the services, hence no alternative routes to the market.

 

In support of the award the award to SCVS, Regulation 32 of PCR allows a direct award of a contract without publication (a direct award):

 

“(b) (ii) where the works, supplies or services can be supplied only by a particular economic operator …. (because) competition is absent for technical reasons”. SCVS are described as unique providers of the specialist services across the city, which would permit the use of the Reg 32 exemption.

 

In addition, due to the Covid-19 pressures, if challenged, the Council could also argue that Regulation 32(2)(c) of the PCR is applicable to the circumstances:

 

(c) insofar as is strictly necessary where, for reasons of extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable by the contracting authority, the time limits for the open or restricted procedures or competitive procedures with negotiation cannot be complied with.

… the circumstances invoked to justify extreme urgency must not in any event be attributable to the contracting authority.

Therefore, in responding to COVID-19, contracting authorities may enter contracts without competing or advertising the requirement so long as they are able to demonstrate the following tests have all been met:

1)     There are genuine reasons for extreme urgency, eg: 

?       The Council continues to respond to the COVID-19 consequences because of public health risks, loss of existing provision at short notice, etc.

?       The Council is reacting to a current situation that is a genuine emergency - not planning for one.

2)     The events that have led to the need for extreme urgency were unforeseeable, e.g.

?       the COVID-19 situation is so novel that the consequences are not something which the Council should have predicted.

3)     It is impossible to comply with the usual timescales in the PCRs, e.g.:

?       there is no time to run an accelerated procurement under the open or restricted procedures or competitive procedures with negotiation.

?       there is no time to place a call off contract under an existing commercial agreement such as a framework or dynamic purchasing system.

4)     The situation is not attributable to the contracting authority, e.g.:

?       The Council has not done anything to cause or contribute to the need for extreme urgency.

The Council is also under a best value duty to carry out its functions economically, efficiently, and effectively with the objective to achieve value for money in all public procurement and considered the direct award of the contract to be of most benefit and least risk. The report sets out clearly the added value which SCVS deliver, together with social value benefits to the Council and the city.

 

The risk of a challenge is therefore relatively low, and the Council has genuine robust reasons for the direct award of the contract extensions/awards.

 

Financial advice obtained Stephen Thynne

 

This report requests an extension to the contract for Strategic Development of the VCSE sector held by Salford Community and Voluntary Services (SCVS). The annual value of the contract is £265,568 and approval is sought for a 3-year extension from 1st April 2022 with an option to extend for a further 2 years. Funding for the contract is from a range of sources – Adults Integrated Fund £39,811, Children’s Integrated Fund £22,489, People Children’s revenue budget £31,706 and Place revenue budget £171,562. Current budgets are in line with the annual value for the extension period, but it should be noted that wider uncertainty exists in relation to finances due to the transition of CCGs into an Integrated Care System (ICS) and the Council currently does not have its funding settlement past the current financial year 21/22.

 

Procurement advice obtained Chris Conway

 

Procurement acknowledge the recommendation to award a contract under an exception for up to a further 24 months till 31st March 2027, for the reasons stated in the report.

 

Procurement recognises the value and proactive work undertaken by Salford CVS in relation to Social Value across the city. It is envisaged that this work continue for the duration of the extension period in line with the Salford TOM’s Framework where applicable

 

HR advice obtained N/A

 

Climate change implications obtained N/A

 

Documents used N/A

 

Contact details

Contact Officer:  Sandra Derbyshire 

Telephone number: 0161 793 2570

 

·        The following have been consulted and are supportive of the proposed contract.

-        Lead Member for Inclusive Economy and Equalities, Lead Member for Children and Young People, Lead Member for Adult Services, Health and Wellbeing and Adult Commissioning Committee (SCC/CCG)

·        The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is Overview and Scrutiny Board.

 

Signed:    PAUL DENNETT          Dated:   24th November 2021.

                    City Mayor

 

*         This decision was published on 24th November 2021

*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 1st December unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


24/11/2021 - Request for Approval - Exception to Contractual Standing Orders - GM Sexual Health Improvement Programme - Helen Dugdale ref: 977    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 24/11/2021

Effective from: 02/12/2021

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 for the reason(s) highlighted in the table below and the award of the Contract for the Greater Manchester Sexual Health Improvement Programmeas detailed in the table below:

 

Detail required

Answers

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Greater Manchester Sexual Health Improvement Programme

Name of Successful Contractor

BHA for Equality

Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

03818058

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Registered Charity

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Non-SME

Contract Value (£)

£138,000 Salford CC (total GM LA budget £900,981 per annum + approx. £115,000 HIVE GM H&SCP budget for 2021-22)

Contract Duration

24 months

Contract Start Date

01/07/2022

Contract End Date

30/06/2024

Optional Extension Period 1

Optional Extension Period 2

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Choose an item.

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Helen Dugdale 0161 793 3543

Lead Service Group

Public Health

Reason for CSO Exception: The goods / services / works are only obtainable from one provider and there is no other provider available to allow genuine competition

Tick if it applies

Reason for CSO Exception: The execution of works or the supply of goods or services is controlled by a statutory body

Tick if it applies

Reason for CSO Exception: Delivers Best Value to the Council

Tick if it applies

Reason for CSO Exception: Special education, health or social care contracts, if it is considered in the Council’s best interests and to meet the Council’s obligations under relevant legislation

Tick if it applies

Reason for CSO Exception: 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

Tick if it applies

Reason for CSO Exception: Security works where the publication of documents or details in the tendering process could prejudice the security of SCC and Salford residents

Tick if it applies

Reason for CSO Exception: 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.

Tick if it applies

Funding Source

Choose an item.

Ethical Contractor (EC): Mayor’s Employment Charter

 

EC: Committed to sign up to the Charter

EC: Accredited Living Wage Employer

 

The reasons are

1, A review was undertaken and concludes that PaSH is a unique provider of the services required across GM and there are no alternative providers with the knowledge and skills to deliver the services, hence no alternative routes to the market. 

2, Given there are no alternative providers, going out to tender would be a costly and time-consuming exercise resulting in the same provider continuing to provide the service going forward.

3, The GM STIs rates are increasing especially Gonorrhoea and Syphilis and targeted work is needed with communities to reduce rates.

4, The programme aligns to all Greater Manchester Boroughs and GM H&SCP Commissioning intentions and all are more than satisfied with the current provision.

 

Options considered and rejected were

Not continuing with the programme.

Going out to tender.

Assessment of risk

The risks of not providing the GM SHIP programme include:

1, An increase in the number of people with STI’s and HIV and the associated harms to health, testing and treatment costs and for HIV lifetime costs. Many of these costs fall to SCC.

2, Without this programme there would little support for people who are HIV positive. This support is wide ranging and includes encouraging medication adherence which makes HIV non transmissible, so it can’t be passed on to others.

3, Fewer people who are at a high risk of acquiring HIV will be aware of and taking Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), which prevents HIV transmission, putting them at risk of becoming HIV positive and passing it on to others.

 

The source of funding is

The Adults Integrated Fund via the Public Health Programme. 

 

Legal advice obtained

 

Financial advice obtained

 

Procurement advice obtained

 

HR advice obtained

N/A

 

Climate change implications obtained

N/A

 

Documents used

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

Delegated Decision Notice. September 2020 for GM SHIP 12-month extension.

Salford Locality plan 2020-25.

 

Contact details

Contact Officer:  Helen Dugdale

Telephone number: 0161 793 3543

 

·       This matter is also subject to consideration by the Lead Member for Adults Services, Health and Wellbeing

·       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:   24th November 2021.

                    City Mayor

 

*         This decision was published on 24th November 2021

*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 1st December unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


24/11/2021 - Request for Approval - Contract Award - GM Clean Air Zone - Street Lighting Column Replacements - Rob Owen ref: 976    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 24/11/2021

Effective from: 02/12/2021

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 approval to Award the Contract forGreater Manchester Clean Air Zone Street Lighting Column Replacements

 

Detail required

Answers

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

GM Clean Air Zone Column Replacement

Name of Successful Contractor

Altitude Services 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)

Non-SME

Contract Value (£)

£216,496.19    full project per annum estimated average / full project (delete as appropriate)

Contract Duration

7 months

Contract Start Date

03/11/2021

Contract End Date

30/05/2022

Optional Extension Period 1

 0 months

Optional Extension Period 2

0 months

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Choose an item.

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Lead Service Group

Choose an item.

How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by procurement)

Further competition under the GMCA Street Lighting Electrical Connections Framework Agreement 2020 - 2024

Framework Details (where applicable)

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

GMCA Street Lighting Electrical Connections Framework Agreement 2020 - 2024

Funding Source

External Funding Source (please identify below)

Ethical Contractor (EC): Mayor’s Employment Charter

 

EC: Committed to sign Charter

 

EC: Accredited Living Wage Employer


 

The Reasons are

 

The City Council has been working with TfGM and the other 9 districts across Greater Manchester to deliver the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan, including the GM Clean Air zone. The Clean Air Plan was approved at the Cabinet on 27th July 2021.

 

The Clean Air Zone will include all of the roads within Greater Manchester, with the exception of the motorway network. Drivers will be informed of the operation and extents of the zone by highways signage. The scheme will be enforced with the use of more than 800 ANPR cameras installed across the network in Greater Manchester.

 

The majority of the cameras will be mounted on brackets on lighting columns with a limited number mounted on separate posts where there are no suitable lighting columns. As part of the design of the scheme the lighting columns in Salford where the cameras are proposed have been assessed. The conclusion of this assessment is that the street lighting columns are not suitable to support the additional weight of the bracket and two ANPR cameras without further structural testing. To reduce risk to the programme the replacement of lighting columns is the preferred way forward rather than testing the columns.

 

As a result, 72 lighting columns scattered across the City need to be replaced with uprated columns to enable the installation of the electrical equipment, brackets and ANPR cameras. 7 separate standalone posts will be installed by the ANPR camera contractor to complete the programme of ANPR cameras across the City.

 

As part of this project the old columns will be removed and disposed, the new column erected along with the approved socket to enable the ANPR cameras to be installed as well as the electrical connection of the new column and the removal and re erection of the lanterns. The majority of the columns will be relocated to the same location.

 

The ANPR contractor will then install the cameras once the column and electrical works are complete.

 

Options considered and rejected were

 

Testing of the existing columns has been considered to assess whether they need to be replaced before the cameras are erected. However, given the delivery times for new columns and the need to have them installed early in the new year to ensure the cameras can be erected and tested prior to the Clean Air Zone launch, this option was rejected by the GM Clean Air Plan Steering Group.

 

Assessment of Risk

Low risk – The installation of new street lighting columns presents little risk, although there is a risk to the GM CAZ scheme if the columns and cameras are not in place and tested prior to the May 2022 when the Clean Air Zone goes live.

 

The source of funding is

 

The financial case for the GM Clean Air Plan and Clean Air Zone was set out within the Outline Business Case (March 2019) with all development and delivery costs to be covered by central Government.

 

Legal Advice

Supplied by Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor

 

When commissioning contracts for the procurement of goods, services or the execution of works, the Council must comply with the requirements of 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. CSO’s apply to every contract, including temporary ones, for the procurement of supplies, services and the execution of works undertaken by or on behalf of the Council, subject to certain exceptions listed in the Orders. CSO’s stipulate that where a suitable framework agreement exists, this must be used unless there is an auditable reason not to.

 

The further competition exercise set out in the report was undertaken utilising the GMCA Street Lighting Electrical Connections Framework Agreement which is fully OJEU compliant and has been procured for named authorities, including Salford City Council and other public sector organisations to use. Each framework is an overarching agreement through which those named organisations can select a service from a range of providers by undertaking an exercise to call off the services (eg. direct award or mini competition) and enter into an individual contract/agreement with that provider, in accordance with the terms of the framework agreement. 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 to ensure the direct award procurement process is compliant.

 

In this instance four tenders were received from framework suppliers which have been evaluated in accordance with published criteria resulting in the proposed award to Altitude Services Ltd. The procurement procedures therefore appear robust and compliant with the requirements of CSO’s and PCR

 

Financial Advice obtained

Supplied by: Alison Woods, Finance Officer

 

Funding for the street lighting column replacement works has been secured by TFGM from central government.  This scheme will have no unbudgeted impact on the Council, as an official purchase order will be supplied to the Council by TFGM, in order to undertake these works.  Staged payments will be made to the Council by TFGM, to cover the cost of the scheme up to completion point.

 

 

Procurement Advice obtained

Supplied by Daniel Cunliffe, Procurement Officer.

This opportunity was a further competition utilising the GMCA Street Lighting Electrical Connections Framework Agreement 2020 – 2024. The procurement process is outlined in the above report. Therefore, this complies with the councils contractual standing orders.

 

HR Advice obtained

Not Applicable

 

Climate Change Implications obtained

 

Supplied by Michael Hemmingway

 

Greater Manchester (GM) is taking action to improve air quality on local roads. All ten local authorities have worked together to develop the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan. This will help bring nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels on local roads within legal limits by 2024. The final Clean Air Plan has now been approved by the councils, following a public consultation and further development work. It includes a Greater Manchester-wide Clean Air Zone, which is anticipated to launch on 30 May 2022.  This programme of street lighting columns will enable the implementation of the clean air zone in Salford

 

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

GM Clean Air Plan Cabinet Report – 27th July 2021

 

Contact Officer: Robert Owen

Telephone number: 0161 799 4848

 

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

 

Signed:    BILL HINDS           Dated:  24th November 2021

            Lead Member

 

*           This decision was published on 24th November 2021

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 1st December 2021 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 


24/11/2021 - Request for Approval - Contract Extension - Fuel Contract - Terry Dixie ref: 979    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 24/11/2021

Effective from: 02/12/2021

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 the extension of Contract for the supply of liquid fuels as detailed in the table below:

 

Detail required

Answers

Contract Reference

YPO 981

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Supply of liquid fuels

Name of Contractor

Standard Fuel

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Private Limited Company

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Non-SME

Value of Contract Extension (£)

£1,000,000      per annum estimated average

Existing Contract Term

14/01/2020 to 13/01/2022

Extension Period

14/01/2022 to 13/01/2023

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Terry Dixie

Lead Service Group

Place

Funding Source

Revenue Budget

Ethical Contractor (EC): Mayor’s Employment Charter

EC: Committed to sign the Charter

EC: Accredited Living Wage Employer

 

 

The reasons are

 

The framework was established by YPO for the supply of fuels and has been used over the last two years and has the option to extend for a further two years on an annual basis, this offers best value for money due to the economies of scale based on volumes across AGMA and is a compliant route to market.

 

Options considered and rejected were

The original contract had an option to extend the contract for a further two years, annually.

It was considered favourable to request the extension option.

Assessment of risk

High if the contract extension is not approved. Level of risk is low if approved as there would be formal contractual arrangement

 

The source of funding is - Revenue

 

Legal advice obtained - Yes Tony Hatton

 

Financial advice obtained - Yes Alison Smith

 

Procurement advice obtained - Yes Deborah Derbyshire

 

HR advice obtained N/A

 

Climate change implications obtained - Yes Michael Hemingway

 

Documents used

 

Procurement Board report to award an extension to an existing contract to the supplier identified following a mini competition undertaken by YPO presented on 24th November 2021.

 

 

Contact details

Contact Officer:           Terry Dixie

Telephone number:  925 1046

 

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

·        The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Community and Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Panel

 

Signed:    PAUL DENNETT          Dated:   24th November 2021.

                    City Mayor

 

*         This decision was published on 24th November 2021

*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 1st December unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


24/11/2021 - Request for Approval - Contract Award - Islington Park Improvement Scheme - Anene Chiegboka ref: 974    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 24/11/2021

Effective from: 02/12/2021

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

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 forIslington Park Improvement Scheme to Horticon Limited subject to:

a)    Securing delivery funding through the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) Active Travel Fund tranche 3 (ATF3) award; and

 

b)    Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) approval of a full business case and the signing of a delivery agreement for the Islington Park Improvement scheme.

 

Detail required

Answers

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

City Centre Bee Network – Islington Park

Name of Successful Contractor

Horticon Limited

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 (£)

£          552,269.68 full project

Contract Duration

Approx. 4 months

Contract Start Date

10/01/2022

Contract End Date

06/05/2022

Optional Extension Period 1

N/A

Optional Extension Period 2

N/A

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Choose an item.

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Dan Sterry

Lead Service Group

Place

How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by procurement)

Mini Competition

Framework Details (where applicable)

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

SCC Landscape Framework

Funding Source

Choose an item.

Ethical Contractor (EC): Mayor’s Employment Charter

 

EC: Committed to sign Charter

 

EC: Accredited Living Wage Employer


 

The Reasons are

Islington park is in urgent need of improvement to create an outdoor place for the community to play and relax. The area has seen significant investment in residential properties and needs to be brought up to date into a vibrant and engaging green space. Horticon Limited have provided the best value for money for the proposed improvement works.

 

Options considered and rejected were

None

 

Assessment of Risk

Low risk:

o   Developers can seek to legally challenge the city council to claim back Section 106 monies if not used on a scheme that mitigates the impacts of that development and/or spent in line with the requirements of the Section 106 agreement.

 

o   The contractors on the landscape framework have a successful track record of delivering schemes on behalf of the City Council.

 

The source of funding is via £771,000 of DfT Active Travel Fund 3 (ATF3) grant awarded to Salford City Council. There is also an allocation of £91,124.55 Section 106 local match funding that can be secured by the City Council.

 

Legal Advice obtained

Supplied by Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor, tel. 219 6323

Date: 13.10.21

 

When commissioning contracts for the procurement of goods, services or the execution of works, the Council must comply with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) and its own Contractual Standing Orders (CSO’s), failing which any subsequent award of a contract may be subject to legal challenge from an aggrieved provider. CSO’s apply to every contract, including temporary ones, for the procurement of supplies, services and the execution of works undertaken by or on behalf of the Council, subject to certain exceptions listed in the Orders.

 

CSO’s stipulate that where a suitable framework exists, this must be used unless there is an auditable reason not to do so. The proposed award of the contract follows a call off exercise in accordance with the Council’s Landscape and Associated Services Framework referred to in the body of the report.

 

The Framework Agreement was procured in accordance with the PCR following an open competitive OJEU process, and set up to allow the Council to set up an arrangement whereby suppliers can be preselected to supply a defined scope of works or services under an agreed set of terms and conditions. When 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 depending on the circumstances. The terms and conditions established under the framework agreement govern the contracts let under the framework although each contract will inevitably have some differences to reflect the agreement struck between the parties to the contract.

 

Once awarded, a contract will then be formed between the Council and the chosen contractor. The Council will need to have followed the procedure set out in the framework agreement to ensure the procurement process is compliant and bids were evaluated in accordance with published criteria.

 

In this instance submissions were evaluated on the most economically advantageous tender basis in line with the published criteria resulting in the proposed award of the contract to Horticon Ltd. The procurement procedures therefore appear robust and compliant with the requirements of the Council’s CSO’s and public procurement legislation.

 

It is important that the Council complies with the terms of the Active Travel Fund 3 grant funding agreement (in particular ensuring that the fund is only used for eligible expenditure and any timescales around expenditure and reporting) are adhered to, otherwise the Council may be at risk of Evergreen seeking clawback of the funding for failure to comply.

The report also refers to a proportion of the funding for the works coming from s106 funds. The expenditure must be in accordance with the terms of the relevant planning obligations. Should the Council allocate S106 funding outside of the conditions within the agreements, or outside the timescales, or in breach of applicable Regulations, a developer may challenge that decision and claim back contributions.

 

Financial Advice obtained

Submitted by Natalie Birchall, Finance Officer

Date: 14.10.2021

This report seeks approval to appoint Horticon to deliver Phase 3, Islington park, which is part of the bee network delivery programme, with a target delivery cost of £522,269.68.

The funding for phase 3, will be met from the DfT active travel fund round 3 awarded to SCC, £771,000 and S106 local match, £91,124.55.

The scheme delivery is subject to GMCA approval of a full business case and signing of a delivery agreement for Islington park improvement phase.

Procurement Advice obtained

Supplied by Deborah Derbyshire, Category Manager

Date: 13th October 2021

The project was procured through Salford’s own Landscaping and Associated Services Framework and all companies selected on the framework were invited by means of the mini competition.  The framework is compliant with the Procurement Contract Regulations and the Council’s Contractual Standing Orders.

 

HR Advice obtained

Not applicable

 

Climate Change Implications obtained

Supplied by Mike Hemingway, Principal Officer

Date: 14.10.2021

 

The Salford City Centre Bee Network scheme proposal will create an interconnected walking and cycling network which will encourage active travel, reducing reliance on motorised vehicles and consequently reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality.

 

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

·       Briefing report of the Strategic Director for Place to Procurement Board on 7 July 2021

·       City Centre Bee Network Overview Plan

·       City Centre Bee Network Delivery Strategy

·       Islington Park Improvement Consultation Plan


Contact Officer: Anene Chiegboka, Project Manager

 

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:  24th November 2021

            Lead Member

 

*           This decision was published on 24th November 2021

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 1st December 2021 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


24/11/2021 - Request for Approval - Contract Extension - Appointment of Programme and Project Manager - Client Lead on Infrastructure Projects - Perry Twigg ref: 975    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 24/11/2021

Effective from: 02/12/2021

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 variation of an extension of a contract that was originally called off through the STAR framework 3924: AGMA Civil & Structural Engineering Professional Servicesfor the appointment of a project and programme manager to take a client lead on grant funded infrastructure projects.

 

Detail required

Answers

Contract Reference

01846493

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Appointment of a project & Programme manager

Name of Contractor

AECOM

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Private Limited Company

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

SME

Value of Contract Extension

£80,000

Per Annum (estimated average)

Existing Contract Term

16/11/2020

to

31/12/2021

Extension Period

03/01/2022

to

31/10/2022

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Perry Twigg – 07966 316309

Lead Service Group

Place

Funding Source

Grant

Ethical Contractor

Mayor’s Employment Charter

Committed to sign up to the Charter

?

 

Accredited Living Wage Employer

?

The reasons are

 

  • Salford City Council’s Regeneration Team has successfully made submissions for external funding for a range of infrastructure projects through both Active Travel Fund 3 (ATF 3) and the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF).

 

·        The City Council’s Regeneration Team has insufficient resource to adequately prepare the necessary business cases, project manage TfGM governance and the project procurement process associated with the funding requirements.

Options considered and rejected were

 

Consideration was given to seeking suitable resource from within the Council’s technical services team.  However, this was discounted on the basis that technical services already have inadequate resource to deliver projects in their programme of work. 

Assessment of risk

 

The significant risk is that without the extension of the resource, the Council does not have the ability to progress/deliver the infrastructure projects against which it has already secured funding. 

The source of funding

 

The City Council will cash flow the costs and claim in arrears, on a staged basis, from the grant funding body at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

 

Legal advice obtained from Richard Purcell

Financial advice obtained from Natalie Birchall

Procurement advice obtained from Anthony Hilton

HR advice obtained from Steve Hulme

Climate change implications obtained from Mike Hemmingway

 

Documents used

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

Report of Strategic Director for Place 24 November 2021 – Approval for a variation to the extension of a Salford City Council Contract that was originally called off through the STAR framework 3924: AGMA Civil & Structural Engineering Professional Services for the appointment of a project and programme manager to take a client lead on grant funded infrastructure projects

Contact details

Contact Officer: Perry Twigg

Telephone number:    07966 316309

 

·        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 Panel.

 

Signed:    BILL HINDS           Dated:  24th November 2021

            Lead Member

 

*           This decision was published on 24th November 2021

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 1st December 2021 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 


22/11/2021 - Brackley Golf Course, Little Hulton ref: 973    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 22/11/2021 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 22/11/2021

Effective from: 30/11/2021

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 disposal of the subject site to Bellway Homes Ltd in accordance with the arrangements set out within the Collaboration Agreement dated 23rd March 2018 between the City Council and Avonfield Limited (“Avonfield”), Pinebrook Limited (“Pinebrook”) and MHE Investments Limited (“MHE”) on the terms and conditions as detailed in this report.

2     Approve the variation of the Collaboration Agreement to provide for the gross proceeds to be split between the Parties so that the Council receives an £18.5 million receipt representing 47.06% of the sale proceeds.

3     Authorise the Shared Legal Service to prepare all necessary documentation and to take all steps which are required to give effect to the above recommendation.

 

The Reasons are to allow the disposal of the land and to allow its development.

 

Options considered and rejected:   n/a

 

Assessment of Risk:                                    Low

 

The source of funding is:                            n/a

 

 

Legal Advice obtained:                               Deborah Scott

 

Financial Advice obtained:                         Chris Hesketh

 

Procurement Advice obtained:                  Anthony Hilton

 

Climate Change Implications Obtained:   Mike Hemingway

 

 

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

Public/briefing report submitted to Property/Regen Briefing on 22 November 2022

Contact Officer:  Peter Openshaw, Asst Director, Environment and Community Safety

Tel: 0161 793 3050

 

 

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

Dated: 22 November 2022                                                      

 

 

This decision was published on Monday 22 November 2022.                                              

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 29 November 2022                                   unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


22/11/2021 - Plot E6 Chapel Street - Development Proposal Notice ref: 972    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 22/11/2021 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 22/11/2021

Effective from: 30/11/2021

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 Development Proposal Notice for plot E6 Chapel Street submitted by ECf in accordance with the provisions of the Overarching Development Agreement dated 15th December 2006.

 

2.    Approve the disposal of plot E6 by way of a long lease and in accordance with the provisions of the Overarching Development Agreement at the agreed purchase price.

 

3.    Approve the proposed Development Trust Account subsidy to ensure delivery of the scheme.

 

4.    Authorise the Shared Legal Service to negotiate, agree and complete the necessary documentation and the taking of all steps which are expedient to give effect to the above recommendation.

 

The Reasons are to allow the development of a 96-unit affordable housing scheme with associated ground floor commercial space.

 

Options considered and rejected:   n/a

 

Assessment of Risk:                                    Low

 

The source of funding is:                            n/a

 

 

Legal Advice obtained:                               Michelle Brice

Shared Legal Service

 

Financial Advice obtained:                         Chris Mee  Finance Manager

 

Procurement Advice obtained:                  n/a

 

Climate Change Implications Obtained:   Mike Hemingway

 

 

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

 

 

Public/briefing report submitted to Property/Regen Briefing on 22 November 2022

Contact Officer:  Andrew Cartwright, Head of Service Strategic Delivery

                           Tel: 0161 779 6074

 

                           Andrew Leigh, Head of Service, Housing Strategy

                           Tel: 0161 793 2155

 

 

 

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

Dated: 22 November 2022                                                      

 

 

This decision was published on Monday 22 November 2022.                                             

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 29 November 2022                                   unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 


22/11/2021 - Land Adjacent to former Grecian Street Primary School ref: 971    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 22/11/2021 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 22/11/2021

Effective from: 30/11/2021

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 grant of a long leasehold interest in land adjacent to the former North Grecian Street Primary School, Salford to Tiferes Girls School on the terms set out in the report.

 

  1. Authorise the Shared Legal Service to negotiate, agree and complete the necessary documentation and the taking of all steps which are expedient to give effect to the above recommendation.

 

The Reasons are to allow the disposal of the land on the provisionally agreed heads of terms.

Options considered and rejected:             n/a

 

Assessment of Risk:                                    Low

 

The source of funding is:                            n/a

 

 

Legal Advice obtained:                               Kate Bouchier

Shared Legal Service

 

Financial Advice obtained:                         Alex Archer  Finance Manager

 

Procurement Advice obtained:                  n/a

 

Climate Change Implications Obtained:   Mike Hemingway

 

 

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

Public/briefing report submitted to Property/Regen Briefing on 22 November 2022

Contact Officer:  John Nugent  Asst Principal Development Surveyor

                           Tel No 0161 779 6072

                          

 

 

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

Dated: 22 November 2022                                                      

 

 

This decision was published on Monday 22 November 2022.                                              

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 29 November 2022                                   unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


22/11/2021 - Brownfield Housing Fund, Greengate Sites ref: 970    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 22/11/2021 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 22/11/2021

Effective from: 30/11/2021

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 selection of a preferred Developer Partner, Applicant C, todeliver housing-led development on two stalled sites within Greengate, following an open and competitive process, and the outcome of the evaluation of submitted applications.

2.    Authorise the City Solicitor to enter into legal and contractual arrangements with the selected applicant as detailed in the report. 

 

The Reasons are to progress housing led development on two sites in Greengate 

Options considered and rejected:             n/a

 

Assessment of Risk:                                    Low

 

The source of funding is:                            n/a

 

 

Legal Advice obtained:                               Stephanie Hall

Shared Legal Service

 

Financial Advice obtained:                         Natalie Birchall  Finance Manager

 

Procurement Advice obtained:                  Deborah Derbyshire

 

Climate Change Implications Obtained:   Sarah Heslop

 

 

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

 

Greengate Regeneration Strategy (February 2018).

Report of the Strategic Director, Place to Property and Regeneration Briefing on 26th July - Brownfield Housing Fund, Greengate Sites.

 

Report submitted to Property/Regen Briefing on 22 November 2022

Contact Officer:  Sarah Heslop, Group Leader Development

                           Tel No 0161 779 6077

 

                           Kurt Partington, Head of Development

 

 

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

Dated: 22 November 2022                                                      

 

 

This decision was published on Monday 22 November 2022.                                             

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 29 November 2022                                   unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 


22/11/2021 - Salford Crescent - Funding to support Crescent Innovation Scheme ref: 969    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 22/11/2021 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 22/11/2021

Effective from: 30/11/2021

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 Salford City Council entering into a grant funding agreement with NW Evergreen Holdings for the receipt of a maximum sum of £200,000 in relation to the Evergreen Surplus Grant Funding for Salford Innovation District.

 

2.    Give delegated authority to the Strategic Director Place, City Solicitor and Chief Finance Officer to negotiate and finalise the detailed financial, commercial and contractual arrangements in respect of the proposed grant from NW Evergreen Holdings to the Council.

 

3.    Note the receipt of a maximum sum of £100,000 from TfGM in relation to District development funding for Salford Rise. 

 

4.    Approve Salford City Council entering into a grant funding agreement with English Cities Fund for the provision of onward funding of the maximum sum of £296,500 in relation to Evergreen Surplus Grant Funding and TfGM District development priorities funding to develop design and delivery proposals for Salford Rise and outline proposals for Salford Innovation Park.

 

5.    Give delegated authority to the Strategic Director Place, City Solicitor and Chief Finance Officer to negotiate and finalise the detailed financial, commercial and contractual arrangements in respect of the proposed onward grant from the Council to English Cities Fund.

 

6.    Authorise the City Solicitor to enter into and complete all necessary agreements or documents to give effect to the above recommendations.

 

The Reasons are to seek approval for the grant funding arrangements to develop the proposals for Salford Innovation District. 

Options considered and rejected:             n/a

 

Assessment of Risk:                                    Low

 

The source of funding is:                            £200,000 from the GMCA Evergreen Surplus Fund

 

 

Legal Advice obtained:                               Lauren Armstrong

Manchester Shared Legal Service

 

Financial Advice obtained:                         Natalie Birchall  Finance Manager

 

Procurement Advice obtained:                  Deborah Derbyshire

 

Climate Change Implications Obtained:   Sarah Heslop

 

 

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

Report submitted to Property/Regen Briefing on 22 November 2022

Contact Officer:  Sarah Heslop, Group Leader Development

                           Tel No 0161 686 7411

 

                           Kurt Partington, Head of Development

 

 

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

Dated: 22 November 2022                                                      

 

 

This decision was published on Monday 22 November 2022.                                             

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 29 November 2022                                   unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 


16/11/2021 - Traffic Regulation Order 2366 - Swinton Greenway - GS/OUT1093/951. ref: 968    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development

Made at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 27/11/2021

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor McCusker, Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby:

 

City of Salford (South Avenue/Folly Lane, Swinton) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2016 (Amendment) Order 2021

 

(i) accede to the objections in part,

(ii) approve the modifications to the scheme as set out in the report and

(iii) authorise the making of the Traffic Regulation Order in the modified form.

 

City of Salford (Winchester Road, Hereford Road, Manchester Road, Dorchester Road, Princess Street, Overdale And Barton Road) (Prohibition And Restriction Of Waiting) (Amendment) Order 2021

 

Authorise the making of the Traffic Regulation Order in the form given in the Notice of Proposals as set out in the report.

 

The Reasons are:

 

That the necessary action be taken under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to advertise the intention to make the Traffic Orders to introduce: ‘City of Salford (South Avenue/Folly Lane, Swinton) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2016 (Amendment) Order 2021’ and ‘City Of Salford (Winchester Road, Hereford Road, Manchester Road, Dorchester Road, Princess Street, Overdale And Barton Road) (Prohibition And Restriction Of Waiting) (Amendment) Order 2021’ to keep the area and sole footway clear of parked vehicles, improving accessibility and visibility to the area.

 

Assessment of Risk:

 

The restrictions will be marked out in accordance with the Traffic Signs Manual and Traffic Sign Regulations and General Directions. (TSRGD 2016).

 

Legal Advice obtained: 

 

The Council, by virtue of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 can introduce orders to manage traffic. Where Traffic Regulation Orders are required, they should not give rise to any particular legal implications provided the works and procedures are carried out in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements, which would include the consideration of any objections to a proposed TRO.

 

Financial Advice obtained:     

 

The proposed scheme will be funded from the Mayor’s Challenge Fund (MCF).

 

Procurement Advice obtained: N/A

 

Contact Officer:        Robert Owen / Raymond Scholes / Judyta Hands    Tel No. 0161 779 4848

 

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 McCusker                                    Dated: 16th November 2021

Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development

 

 

 

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

This decision was published on 19th November 2021.

 

This decision will come into effect at 4.00 p.m. on 26th November 2021, unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process rules.

 


16/11/2021 - City of Salford (Eccles Old Road, Scholars Avenue and Wordsmith Drive, Salford) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2021. ref: 967    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development

Made at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 27/11/2021

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

City of Salford (Eccles Old Road, Scholars Avenue and Wordsmith Drive Salford) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2021

 

I, Councillor McCusker, Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby:

 

(i) accede to the objection in part,

(ii) approve the modifications to the scheme as set out in this report and

(iii) authorise the making of the Traffic Regulation Order in the modified form.

 

The Reasons are:

 

A request has been made to Salford City Council to introduce ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ restrictions and to introduce 20mph Speed Limit Order on a new residential development off Eccles Old Road, (Scholars Avenue, Wordsmith Drive and Principle Close).

 

The proposals are considered appropriate to maintain safe access and egress and to ensure access round the new development by service vehicles including bin wagons and emergency services, along with maintaining the flows of traffic along the A576 Eccles Old Road.

 

When the proposals were advertised, the estate has been occupied for a few years, some of the expected/anticipated parking problems, with commuter parking and access for service vehicles including bin wagons have not been realised.

 

As such when resident pointed out there was fewer problem than originally anticipated, we were happy to adhere to their requests, to reduce the proposed restrictions, to only cover the remaining areas of concern. Being flows of traffic on Eccles Old Road, the emergency access off Prestwood Road and the junction of Scholars Avenue with Eccles Old Road, along with the bend on Scholars Avenue just north of its junction with Eccles Old Road. 

 

Assessment of Risk:

 

The TRO restrictions would be an effective measure in maintaining flows of traffic along the A576 Eccles Old Road when the new right turn lane is implemented. They will also ensure the existing access is safe for vehicles to access and egress and visibility for not only vehicles but the many pedestrians including many children attending the nearby All Hallows High School

 

The restrictions will be marked out in accordance with the Traffic Signs Manual and Traffic Sign Regulations and General Directions. (TSRGD 2016).

 

Legal Advice obtained:

 

The Council, by virtue of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 can introduce orders to manage traffic. Where Traffic Regulation Orders are required, they should not give rise to any particular legal implications provided the works and procedures are carried out in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements, which would include the consideration of any objections to a proposed TRO.

 

Financial Advice obtained:

 

The cost of the proposed will be meet by the developer

 

Procurement Advice obtained: N/A


Contact Officer:  Rob Owen / Ray Scholes                          Tel No. 0161 779 4848

 

 

 

 

 

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 McCusker                                                Dated: 16th November 2021

Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development

 

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

This decision was published on 19 November 2021.

 

This decision will come into effect at 4.00 p.m. on 26th November 2021, unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process rules.


17/11/2021 - Proposal to further enhance the benefits of the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) ref: 966    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Adult Services, Health and Wellbeing Lead Member Briefing

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Adult Services, Health and Wellbeing Lead Member Briefing

Decision published: 18/11/2021

Effective from: 26/11/2021

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

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

 

  • the allocation of circa £294k per annum from Salford City Council’s Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) allocation to go towards additional staffing within the service to further maximise the benefit of the DFG

 

  • the use of discretionary powers to apply an increase of £50k to the overall contribution the Council makes to the DFG, lifting the maximum contribution of the Council to £80k.

 

The Reasons are:

 

This approval will support the proposal to further enhance the benefits of the DFG.

 

Options considered and rejected were:

 

Not to implement the changes.

 

Assessment of Risk:

 

 

Risk

Likelihood

Impact

1.

Waiting list pressure due to having insufficient staffing

High

High

2.

Loss of DFG underspend due to insufficient staffing allowing the council to spend the grant

Medium

High

3.

Reduction in future DFG allocation due to reduction in spend because of the risks outlined in 1 and 2

Medium

High

4.

Pressure on the current staff team resulting in low morale and a negative impact on staff health and wellbeing

High

High

5.

Individuals require additional support from other areas across the wider system resulting in further collective spend per case.

High

High

 

The source of funding is:

 

Salford City Council’s Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)

 

Legal Advice obtained: Yes

 

Financial Advice obtained: Yes

 

Procurement Advice obtained:

N/A

 

HR Advice obtained:

N/A

 

Climate Change Advice obtained:

N/A

 

 

Contact Officer:        Paul Wash                            

Telephone number: 0161 212 4844

 

 

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

 

-           The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Health and        Social Care Scrutiny Panel                     

 

 

Signed:  J D Merry                                    Dated:  18 November 2021

              Deputy City Mayor and

              Lead Member

 

For Democratic Services use only

 

This decision was published on 18 November 2021                                              

 

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 25 November 2021                                             unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.