Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday 13 November 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Cabinet Suite - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Contact: Jo Moore 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To note any apologies for absence.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 9 October 2019 (minutes attached).

3.

Declarations of Interest

To  declare any pecuniary or personal interests relating to specific matters on the agenda.

 

Please see information note (1) at the end of the agenda

 

4.

Questions at Cabinet Meetings pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Up to 30 minutes is allowed for this item.

 

Written questions

 

To answer any written questions from a County Councillor, (or any person living or working in the county, or is affected by the work of the County Council), about any matter which relates to any item on the agenda for this meeting.

 

The closing date for the receipt of written questions was 4.00 pm on Thursday 7 November 2019

 

Questions submitted in writing to jo.moore@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

A written answer will be provided for each written question received (to be presented to the questioner and to Cabinet in advance of the meeting). The questions and answers will be taken as read at the meeting and need not be read out.

 

At the discretion of the Leader, each questioner (in attendance at the meeting) will be invited to ask one supplementary question at the meeting (in response to the answer given to the original question).

 

A copy of all written questions and answers circulated at the meeting will be attached to the signed copy of the minutes of the meeting.

 

Additional documents:

5.

Scrutiny Report: Youth Strategy Task Group pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider a report, (including recommendations), from the Youth Strategy Scrutiny Task Group Review.

 

The report to be presented by Cllr Lesley Williams.

6.

Financial Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To receive an update on the year-end forecast for the council’s revenue and capital budgets 2019/20.

Decision:

Cllr Lynden Stowe, Cabinet Member for Finance and Change, gave an update on the year end forecast for the 2019/20 County Council’s Revenue and Capital Budgets.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

           

RESOLVED to

 

1.    Note the forecast revenue year end position as at the end of September 2019 for the 2019/20 financial year of a net £5.141 million overspend against the revenue budget of £429.661 million.

 

2.    Authorise the Cabinet Member for Finance and Change to work with the Director of Corporate Resources to identify options for meeting the overspend including reviewing revenue reserves and any in year efficiencies.

 

3.    Note the forecast capital year end position as at the end of September 2019 of £108.655 million and agrees to re-profile the capital budget to match the forecast.

 

4.    Approve the changes in the capital programme as outlined at paragraphs 59 to 62 of the report, which include £14.261 million on Highways, £0.028 million on Libraries, £0.151 million on Fire & Rescue, £0.270 million on AMPS.

 

7.

Procurement of Children's Social Care Casework Management System ("Liquidlogic") Support and Maintenance Contract pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To seek approval to procure a new contract for the maintenance of the Liquidlogic Children’s Social Care Casework Management System.  

Decision:

Cllr Lynden Stowe, Cabinet Member for Finance and Change, sought approval of a new software support and maintenance contract to support the Liquidlogic Children’s Social Care Casework Management System, following expiry of the contract in March 2020.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

           

RESOLVED to:-

 

Delegate authority to the Director of People, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance and Change, to:

 

(1)  Conduct a procurement process, using a Crown Commercial Service framework agreement (RM3821), for the award of a three-year software support and maintenance call-off contract in respect of the product known as the “Liquidlogic” Children’s Social Care Casework Management System”.  The proposed contract will include an option to extend its term by up to two further years;  

 

(2)  Award such call off contract to the supplier evaluated as in accordance with the terms of the said CCS Framework (RM3821); and   

 

(3)  Review the current Liquidlogic components on an annual basis to confirm whether all components continue to be required by the council and if any can be removed under the framework’s change control mechanism.

8.

Gloucestershire Childcare Sufficiency Assessment pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To approve the outcomes of the Gloucestershire Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2019 and associated action plan.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cllr Richard Boyles, Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, sought approval of the Gloucestershire Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2019.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

           

RESOLVED to: -

 

Approve the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2019 and to delegate authority to the Director of Education, (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children's Safeguarding and Early Years), to make any final changes prior to publication.

 

9.

M5 Junction 10 Improvement Scheme; Capital budget approval, recruitment resource allocation, delivery and construction pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To consider proposals, (including budget proposals), relating to the M5 Motorway (Junction 10) Improvement Scheme.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cllr Nigel Moor, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, sought approval of proposals relating to delivery of the M5 Motorway (Junction 10) Improvement Scheme.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

           

RESOLVED to: -

 

Delegate authority to the Lead Commissioner, Highway Authority, (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning), to:

 

  1. Authorise an increase of £220M to the Highways Capital Budget, pending approval from the Homes England Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF);

 

  1. Recruit a dedicated project management team to the GCC Major Projects Team;

 

  1. Conduct competitive procurement processes in respect all necessary contracts required by Gloucestershire County Council for the supply of construction contracts relating to each phase of the Scheme;

 

  1. Award such contracts to the successful tenderers.

10.

The Procurement of Highway Construction Services relating to the West of Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme and UK Cyber Business Park (Phases 1 and 2) pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To consider proposals relating to the commissioning of construction works in respect of the West of Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme and UK Cyber Business Park (Phases 1 and 2) and the making of any Ancillary Orders in relation thereto.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cllr Nigel Moor, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, sought approval of proposals for the commissioning of construction works relating to the West of Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme, including UK Cyber Business Park (Phases 1 and 2).

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

           

RESOLVED to: -

 

Delegate authority to the Lead Commissioner, Highway Authority, (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning), to:

 

  1. Conduct a competitive procurement process for the supply of highway construction works in relation to the West of Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme; and UK Cyber Business Park Phases 1 & 2; and award such contract(s) to the successful tenderer;

 

  1. Make any other ancillary traffic regulation orders that might be required to successfully implement the scheme such as temporary traffic regulation orders (TTRO’s for speed limits etc.) during the construction phase of the project.

 

11.

Upgrade to the Vision Mobilising System for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider upgrades to the Fire and Rescue Service mobilising system in order to maintain an effective and efficient response to emergency incidents.

 

Decision:

Cllr Dave Norman, Cabinet Member for Public Protection, Parking and Libraries, sought approval to make necessary upgrades to the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service mobilising system.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

Delegate authority to the Chief Fire Officer, (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Protection, Parking and Libraries), to award a five year contract for the supply of an upgrade to the Fire and Rescue Service mobilising system to include hardware, software and the provision of maintenance and support through the KCS Provision of Managed Services for Business Solutions Framework (Y16018) without further competition, (direct award).

12.

Gloucestershire County Council Responses to the Draft Gloucestershire Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) Consultation pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To seek endorsement of the proposed Gloucestershire County Council response to the GFirst LEP consultation on the Draft Gloucestershire Local Industrial Strategy.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cllr Patrick Molyneux, Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills, (in consultation with Cllr Nigel Moor, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning), informed Cabinet of the outcomes of the consultation process on the Draft Gloucestershire Local Industry Strategy and proposed formal response to the GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). 

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

Approve the submission of the proposed formal Gloucestershire County Council response to GFirst LEP to help shape the final version of the Local Industrial Strategy for Gloucestershire.