Agenda and decisions

Cabinet (Resources) Panel - Wednesday, 20th October, 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - 4th Floor - Civic Centre. View directions

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

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

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2.

Declarations of interest

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3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 299 KB

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

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4.

Matters arising

[To consider any matters arising from the minutes.]

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5.

Procurement - Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services pdf icon PDF 366 KB

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

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Decision:

1.      That authority be delegated to the Leader of the Council, in consultation with the Director of Finance, to approve the award of a contract for Corporate Bank Contract when the evaluation process is complete.

 

2.      That authority be delegated to the Leader of the Council, in consultation with the Director of Finance, to approve the award of a contract for eServices software when the evaluation process is complete.

 

3.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Environment and Climate Change, in consultation with the Director of City Housing and Environment, to approve the award of a contract for a City Environment Back Office System when the evaluation process is complete.

 

6.

Acquisition of Privately Owned Empty Property by Agreement or Compulsory Purchase: Sunnyside, Inkerman Grove, Wolverhampton, WV10 0EU pdf icon PDF 151 KB

[To approve the acquisition of privately owned empty property by agreement or compulsory purchase]

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Decision:

1.   That the Director of City Housing and Environment be authorised to negotiate terms for the acquisition of the property Sunnyside, Inkerman Grove, Wolverhampton, WV10 0EU and, in default of that acquisition, give authority for a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to be made under Part II Section 17 Housing Act 1985 in respect of the property.

 

2.   That expenditure for the potential acquisition of the property, with subsequent capital receipts being recycled within the Empty Property Strategy programme be approved.

 

3.   That in the event that the property is improved and re-occupied to the satisfaction of the Director of City Housing and Environment, the withdrawal of the property from the CPO be authorised.

 

4.   That following any acquisition, the Director of City Housing and Environment be authorised to dispose of the property on the open market on condition that the property is refurbished and re-occupied within six or 12 months (as appropriate to the scale of the works).

 

5.   That the Chief Operating Officer be authorised to:

 

a.      Take all reasonable steps as soon as it is reasonably practical to secure the making, confirmation and implementation of the CPO including the publication and service of all Notices and the presentation of the Council’s case at any Public Inquiry.

 

b.      Approve agreements with the owners of the property setting out the terms for the withdrawal of objections to the CPO, and/or making arrangements for re-housing or relocation of any occupiers.

 

c.      Approve the making of a General Vesting Declaration (the property is brought into Council ownership via this process).

 

d.      Approve the disposal of the whole and/ or parts of the property by auction, tender or private treaty. 

 

7.

Progressing the City Learning Quarter pdf icon PDF 328 KB

[To receive an update on the City Learning Quarter]

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Decision:

1.      That authority be delegated to the Leader of the Council and Deputy Leader: Inclusive City Economy in consultation with the Directors for Regeneration and Finance to:

 

a.      Approve the Council entering into a Grant Agreement in order to secure a grant of £7.75 million from the West Midlands Combined Authority’s Investment Programme for implementation of the City of Wolverhampton Technical Centre, Phase 1 of the City Learning Quarter (CLQ).

 

b.      Approve the Council entering into the required Development Agreement and Fixtures, Fittings and Equipment / Information Communication Technology Agreement with the City of Wolverhampton College to enable the tender, procurement and delivery of building works to complete Phase 1 City Learning Quarter.

 

c.      Approve the Council entering into (subject to confirmation of funding award and the associated full terms and conditions) any future Levelling Up Fund Grant Agreement for the City Learning Quarter Phase 2.

 

d.      Approve the Council entering into various legal agreements with the City of Wolverhampton College to facilitate the procurement of the required contracts (to include Construction, Fixtures, Fittings and Equipment, Information Communication Technology, and multiple moves) for the delivery of City Learning Quarter, Phase 2.

 

e.      Award contracts for the delivery of the City of Wolverhampton Technical Centre (CoWTechC), Phase 1 of the City Learning Quarter to the preferred contractor identified following a competitive tender and procurement exercise.

 

2.      That the increase to the capital budget for the Phase 1 project to a total budget of £8.1 million, funded in full by grant, as per the details in the financial implications be approved.

 

3.      That the Council be authorised to extend Consultant contracts to provide ongoing Project Management, Commercial Advice and Cost Management services through to completion of the City Learning Quarter Phase 1 and Phase 2.

 

4.      That it be noted that the Council has submitted to a grant application seeking £20 million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund to support City Learning Quarter, Phase 2 and that the outcome is awaited.

 

5.      That it be noted that proposed changes to the funding strategy for City Learning Quarter, Phase 2 would be the subject of a future Cabinet report.

 

8.

Social Housing Management Report Quarter One, April – June 2021 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

[To review and comment on the performance and key areas for improvement][report to follow]

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Decision:

That the performance of the Housing Management Agents for quarter one 2021-2022 be noted.

9.

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 item of business as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information on the grounds shown below.]

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Decision:

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 relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

10.

Procurement - Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services

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

Decision:

1.      That the contract with Trident Reach, Progress Children’s Services Ltd, and Barnardo’s Services Ltd for Community Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities be extended for a duration of 10 months from 1 November 2021 to 1 September 2022 with an extension value of £206,470.

 

2.      That the contract for Gas Supply be awarded to TotalEnergies Gas & Power Limited of 55-57 High Street, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1RX, Company Number  2172239 for a duration of four years from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2027 for a total contract value of £3.56 million.

 

3.      That the exemptions to the Contract Procedure Rules approved by the Head of Procurement and Director of Finance from 1 to 31 July 2021 be noted.

 

11.

Procurement - Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services

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

Decision:

That the contract for Vaccination Services be awared to Central Healthcare Solutions Limited of 3mc Middlemarch Business Park, Siskin Drive, Coventry, CV3 4FJ, Company Number 10853992 for a duration of six months from 21 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 for a total contract value of £250,000.