Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet (Resources) Panel
Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 5.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 3 - 3rd Floor - Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Dereck Francis, Democratic Services  01902 555835 or Email: dereck.francis@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE.

2.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

No declarations of interests were made.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 6 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

[To approve the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record]

Minutes:

Resolved:

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 6 November 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

4.

Matters arising

[To consider any matters arising from the minutes.]

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

5.

Non-residential Contributions Review pdf icon PDF 77 KB

[To consider the outcome of the non-residential contributions review]

Decision:

1.     That it be agreed that the new Non-residential Contributions scheme implemented from April 2018 and based on individual financial assessment is a satisfactory scheme for assessment and billing of non-residential financial contributions to the cost of adult social care and support.

 

2.     That the scheme continue for subsequent years subject to appropriate yearly reviews, or subject to any impacts as a result of changes in national policy.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Louise Miles presented the report on the outcome of a review of the new non-residential contributions scheme for customer contributions to the costs of non-residential care and support implemented in April 2018.  The purpose of the review was to allow for a more accurate assessment of its financial impact and to determine whether the scheme was satisfactory and meeting the objective of fair and equitable individual financial assessments under the Care Act. The conclusion from the review was that the scheme was a satisfactory scheme for assessment and billing of non-residential financial contributions to the cost of adult social care and support.

Resolved:

1.    That it be agreed that the new Non-residential Contributions scheme implemented from April 2018 and based on individual financial assessment is a satisfactory scheme for assessment and billing of non-residential financial contributions to the cost of adult social care and support.

 

2.    That the scheme continues for subsequent years subject to appropriate yearly reviews, or subject to any impacts as a result of changes in national policy.

 

6.

Schedule of Individual Executive Decision Notices pdf icon PDF 93 KB

[To note the summary of open and exempt individual executive decisions approved by cabinet members following consultation with relevant employees]

Decision:

That the summary of open and exempt individual executive decisions approved by the appropriate Cabinet Members following consultation with the relevant employees be noted.

Minutes:

Resolved:

That the summary of open and exempt individual executive decisions approved by the appropriate Cabinet Members following consultation with the relevant employees be noted.

7.

Exclusion of press and public

[To pass the following resolution:

 

That in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business as they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information on the grounds shown below]

Minutes:

Resolved:

That in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within the paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

8.

4 December 2018 - Procurement - Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services

[To approve the award of contracts for works, goods and services]

Decision:

1.     That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Environment, in consultation with the Strategic Director for Place to approve the award of a contract for Parking, Bus Lane and Highways Enforcement when the evaluation process is complete.

 

2.     That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing in conjunction with the Director of Public Health to approve the award of a contract for the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme and Sexual Health Services when the negotiation process is complete.

 

3.     That the contract for the Wide Area Network be awarded to The Kenton Group Limited of Innovation House, Unit 19, Bourne Industrial Park, Dartford, DA1 4BZ for a duration of three years from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022 for a total contract value of £534,000.

 

4.     That the use of the Black Country Impact Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), procured by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, to award contracts for the provision of support to young people in the City via the Black Country Impact Project be approved.

 

5.     That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, in consultation with the Director of Education to award individual contracts via the DPS where the value of individual contracts is over £181,000.

 

6.     That the Director of Governance be authorised to execute contracts in respect of the above as required.

Minutes:

The Panel considered proposals for the award of contacts for works, goods and services.

 

Resolved:

1.    That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Environment, in consultation with the Strategic Director for Place to approve the award of a contract for Parking, Bus Lane and Highways Enforcement when the evaluation process is complete.

 

2.    That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing in conjunction with the Director of Public Health to approve the award of a contract for the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme and Sexual Health Services when the negotiation process is complete.

 

3.    That the contract for the Wide Area Network be awarded to The Kenton Group Limited of Innovation House, Unit 19, Bourne Industrial Park, Dartford, DA1 4BZ for a duration of three years from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022 for a total contract value of £534,000.

 

4.    That the use of the Black Country Impact Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), procured by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, to award contracts for the provision of support to young people in the City via the Black Country Impact Project be approved.

 

5.    That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, in consultation with the Director of Education to award individual contracts via the DPS where the value of individual contracts is over £181,000.

 

6.    That the Director of Governance be authorised to execute contracts in respect of the above as required.

9.

Land and Property Transactions - Corporate Landlord

[To declare an asset surplus to the Council’s requirements and to agree the disposal strategy for the asset] 

 

Decision:

1.     That the following asset be declared surplus to requirements:

 

·           Merridale Cemetery Lodge, Jeffcock Road

 

2.     That disposal of the asset via either informal tender or auction upon terms and conditions to be agreed be approved.

 

3.     That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing in consultation with the Strategic Director for Place to approve the terms of the disposal via an Individual Executive Decision Notice.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Peter Bilson presented the report on a proposal to declare surplus to the Council’s requirements the asset Merridale Cemetery Lodge, Jeffcock Road and to agree the disposal strategy for the asset to generate both a capital receipt and revenue efficiencies.

 

Resolved:

1.    That the following asset be declared surplus to requirements:

 

·           Merridale Cemetery Lodge, Jeffcock Road

 

2.    That disposal of the asset via either informal tender or auction upon terms and conditions to be agreed be approved.

 

3.    That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing in consultation with the Strategic Director for Place to approve the terms of the disposal via an Individual Executive Decision Notice.