Decision details

Solar PV Installations using Salix Finance Loan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval for a £1,000,000 two phase programme for the delivery of photovoltaic solar panels across the GCC estate.

 

Decision:

Cllr David Gray sought Cabinet approval for a £1,000,000 two phase programme for the delivery of photovoltaic solar panels across the GCC estate.

 

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. Approve the use of £550k for the purpose of part funding the contract(s) described in Recommendation 3(b) relating to the design, supply and installation of photovoltaic solarpanels at the following eleven GCC- owned properties during the initial phase of the programme described in paragraph 2 of this report (the “PV Panel Programme"):

a. Quedgeley Library, Gloucester

b. Lydney Library

c. Newent Library

d. Whaddon Youth Centre, Cheltenham

e. Cheltenham Library

f. Hesters Way Library, Cheltenham

g. Oakwood Children's Centre, Cheltenham

h. Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, Gloucester

i. Coroners Court, Gloucester

j. Tewkesbury Youth Support Centre

k. The Vibe, Coney Hill, Gloucester

 

2. Approve the use of £450k for the purpose of funding a further phase of the PV Panel Programme under the contract(s) described in Recommendation 3(b).

3. Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Corporate Resources, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning and the Deputy Leader/Cabinet Member for Finance and Change to:

a. Approve business cases for the design, supply, and installation of Solar PV panels (with or without battery storage), as part of the second phase of the PV Panel Programme, provided the total value of such works does not exceed £450k and that the works are in line with the council’s and Salix’s (i.e., the loan provider’s) approved Return on Investment and best value obligations.

b. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of contract(s) for the design, supply and installation of solar PV panels (with or without battery storage) under both phases of the PV Panel Programme

c. Awards such contract(s) to the preferred tenderer.

Report author: Cabinet Member - Environment and Planning

Publication date: 12/06/2024

Date of decision: 12/06/2024

Decided at meeting: 12/06/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/06/2024

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