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Decisions

In accordance with the constitution, the council publishes decisions taken by the City Mayor, Deputy City Mayors and Lead Members. Use the search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding decisions taken at executive meetings after 24 January 2017.

Details of previous decisions are available as follows:

Officer decisions are not subject to call-in, however during the period of five working days from the publication of a decision taken by the City Mayor, Deputy City Mayors or a Lead Member, a request to 'call-in' a decision may be made by either:

Requests for call-in are only used in exceptional circumstances and if a decision is not called-in, it becomes effective at 4pm on the fifth working day following publication.

Decisions published

12/06/2019 - Request for Approval - Extension of Contract - Framework for Landscaping and Associated Services ref: 494    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Procurement Board

Made at meeting: 12/06/2019 - Procurement Board

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

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

 

Approve the extension of the Framework Agreement for Landscaping and Associated Services.

 

Detail required

Name of Successful Contractor

Name of Contractor

 

Type of Organisation

Registration No

SME/Non SME

The Casey Group

Private Limited

1122137

SME

Horticon

Private Limited

2463373

SME

Ground Work Landscapes

Private Limited

1339901

SME

The Landscape Group id Verde Ltd

Private Limited

3542918

Non SME

The Bethell Group

Private Limited

0264322

SME

Newground

Community Interest Group

2584951

SME

Landscaping Engineering

Private Limited

4049863

SME

Contract Value

Per Annum (estimated average)

Contract Duration

Contract Start Date

12/06/2019

Contract End Date

31/05/2020

Optional Extension Period 1

12 months

Optional Extension Period 2

12 months

Who will approve each Extension Period?

Procurement Board (extension > £100k)

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Andy Stockton x 6052

Lead Service Group

Partner (please identify below)

Urban Vision

How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Tender (Open)

Funding Source

Choose an item.

Salford Framework Agreement use of Capital Programme and Revenue Budget

 

Recommendation

 

That Procurement Board 

 

Approve the award of the extension to the framework for Landscaping and Associated Services

 

 

The source of funding is: Capital Programme and Revenue Budget

Legal Advice obtained: Tony Hatton, Principal Solicitor

Financial Advice obtained: Chris Mee, Strategic Finance Manager

Procurement Advice obtained: Deborah Derbyshire, Category Manager



Contact Officer:  Andy Stockton                            Tel No 6052

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member       

The appropriate scrutiny committees to call-in the decision are the Community & Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Panel and the Overview & Scrutiny Board.

 

 

Signed: Paul Dennett         Dated: 12 June 2019

              City Mayor

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*           This decision was published on Thursday 13 June 2019                                             

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 29 June 2019                                           unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


10/06/2019 - Elmstead House Swinton ref: 491    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 10/06/2019 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 10/06/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I Councillor Paula Boshell, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the Salford City Council Constitution do hereby approve (i) the demolition of the former Elmstead House and Swinton Clinic, (ii) the funding from the Capital Programme and (iii) the shared legal service complete the legal documentation.

 

The Reasons are to enable the demolition works to progress as programmed to start on site and be completed at the earliest possible date.

Options considered and rejected were – None

Assessment of Risk - Medium

The source of funding is – Capital Programme

Legal Advice obtained – Yes, Richard Purcell (Principal Solicitor)

Financial Advice obtained – Yes, Natalie Birchall (Finance Officer)

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process: None

 

Contact Officer:  Les Woolhouse  Tel No: 0161 779 4961

 

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

This decision is urgent and is not subject to call-in, in accordance with paragraph 5 of the Decision Making Procedure Rules

 

Signed: Councillor Paula Boshell           

Deputy City Mayor

Dated: 10th June 2019

 

 

*           This decision was published on Tuesday,11th June 2019                                             

*           This decision is not subject to call-in and will come into force with immediate effect.

 

 

 


11/06/2019 - Residential services re-design ref: 495    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

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:

 

Agree the permanent closure of the former 262 Liverpool Road Children’s Home, which has been temporarily closed since February 2018.

 

The Reasons are that Salford is to adopt a new model of ‘No Wrong Door’ which is positively changing the way in which we offer intensive suport to young people, linked with both fostering and residential care.

 

The goals are to reduce the number of young people coming into care, and support those in care to find a permanent family setting - either long term foster placement, back with their family or independence.

 

The council recognises the critical role of foster carers in providing much needed stability to our most vulnerable children and young people in the city.  Cabinet Members considered the fostering strategy and the review of allowances report on 26th March 2019 and in line with our commitment to foster carers approved an increase in the skills element of the foster carer allowance and for those foster carers participating in the Focus Scheme. 

 

At the heart of the model is a residential hub which provides short term placements and multi-disciplinary support. Young people are at the heart of designing the hub and the new way of working. The hub will help us reduce the number of placements both out of area placements and with independent fostering agencies. The approach acknowledges best practice and the successful implementation of this model in North Yorkshire.

Options considered and rejected were.

This decision is part of the adoption of the ‘No Wrong Door’ model and the wider reconfiguration of residential children’s homes.

Assessment of Risk.

The source of funding is: N/A

 

Legal Advice obtained.

The council is subject to a general duty to secure sufficient accommodation that meets the needs of looked after children within the its area (s22G Children Act 1989) The proposals are consistent with meeting this duty as through appropriate commissioning arrangements and alternative provision the council is able to meet its statutory responsibilities

Financial Advice obtained.

As a result of the change in approach a review of residential buildings has been undertaken.  The Children’s Home at 262 Liverpool Road does not provide the environment nor meet the principle objectives promoted within the ‘No Wrong Door’ model.

On this basis the recommendation is to close the building.  The level of saving delivered in year will become clear once the staffing arrangements for ‘No Wrong Door’ and future residential need are completed in July, the outcome of which will be reported to Members.

Procurement Advice obtained .

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

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

Contact Officer:  Mike Kelly                                    Tel No 779 7800

 

*           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             Children’s Scrutiny Panel.

 

Signed: Paul Dennett         Dated: 11 June 2019

City Mayor

 

 

*           This decision was published on Thursday 13 June 2019                                            

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 29 June 2019                                              unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 


10/06/2019 - St Mary's Centre, Eccles ref: 489    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 10/06/2019 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 10/06/2019

Effective from: 12/06/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

                                      

I Councillor Paula Boshell, Deputy City Mayor in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve Urban Vision to progress detailed negotiations with Salford Foundation Ltd associated with the transfer of the St Mary’s Centre, St Mary’s Road, Eccles by way of 125 year lease at a peppercorn rent.

 

The Reasons are the St Mary’s Centre is occupied by Salford Foundation Ltd who  use the property as a women’s centre.

 

A recent inspection has found that the roof is no longer watertight and would cost circa £50,000 to re-cover. Under the terms of the lease the Foundation is required to keep the property in no worse state of repair and condition as on the date they took occupation, this obligation does not extend to recovering the roof.

 

The Foundation has put forward a proposal to demolish and replace the current building on broadly the same footprint with costs to be met by the Foundation. This would be on the basis of a long term lease (125 years) at a peppercorn rent. The building would deliver a new women’s centre together with enhanced services which would benefit the Council.

Options considered and rejected were: No other options were considered.

 

Assessment of Risk: Low

The source of funding is: n/a

 

Legal Advice obtained: Yes

Financial Advice obtained: Yes

Procurement Advice obtained: n/a

 

Contact Officer:        Angela Martens                    Tel No: 0161 779 6077

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Assistant Mayor /Strategic Director

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

 

Signed: Councillor Paula Boshell

Deputy City Mayor

Dated: 10th June 2019

 

 

 

 

*           This decision was published on Tuesday, 11 June 2019                                             

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 18 June 2019                                   unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 

 


10/06/2019 - Two New Bailey Square ref: 492    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 10/06/2019 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 10/06/2019

Effective from: 12/06/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I Councillor Paula Boshell, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve terms for a lease of floors 1 to 4 inclusive at Two New Bailey Square, give authority the completion of all required legal documents.

 

The Reasons are this agreement is a significant step towards the letting of the entire building.

Options considered and rejected were: No other options were considered.

 

Assessment of Risk: Low

The source of funding is: n/a

 

Legal Advice obtained: David Greene, Group Manager (Property) City Solicitor’s Division

 

Financial Advice obtained: Chris Mee, Strategic Finance Manager Tel 778. 0434

 

Procurement Advice obtained: n/a

 

 

Contact Officer:        Steve Keigher                       Tel No 0161 603 4034

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Assistant Mayor /Strategic Director

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

 

Signed: Councillor Paula Boshell

Deputy City Mayor

Dated: 10th June 2019

 

 

*           This decision was published on Tuesday, 11 June 2019                                              

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 18 June 2019                                   unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 


10/06/2019 - Highways Investment Programme 2019/20 ref: 490    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Property / Regeneration Briefing

Made at meeting: 10/06/2019 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Decision published: 10/06/2019

Effective from: 12/06/2019

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I Councillor Paula Boshell, Deputy City Mayor in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve the proposed programme of work for the Highway Investment Programme for 2019/20.

The Reasons are to facilitate continuous improvement of the highway infrastructure as part of the defined Network Recovery Plan as part of the ongoing rolling programme of repair works

 

Options considered and rejected were: No other options were considered.

 

Assessment of Risk:

Low – The targeted spend of available funding will ensure that the City Council’s statutory obligations are met while at the same time facilitating continuous improvement of the highway infrastructure.

The source of funding is:

Prudential Code funding (Capital)

 

Legal Advice obtained: Yes- Azra Furheen-  Solicitor-0161 219 6323

 

Financial Advice obtained: Yes – Alison Woods, Finance Officer, Tel. 925 1135

 

Procurement Advice obtained: Yes- Christine Flisk, Category Manager level 2 ext 6245

 

 

Contact Officer:        Steve Mangan                      Tel No 0161 603 4034

 

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Assistant Mayor /Strategic Director

This decision is urgent and is not subject to call-in, in accordance with paragraph 5 of the Decision Making Procedure Rules

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

 

 

Signed: Councillor Paula Boshell

Deputy City Mayor

Dated: 10th June 2019

 

 

 

*           This decision was published on Tuesday, 11 June 2019                                             

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 18 June 2019                                   unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.