Decisions

Decisions published

15/05/2024 - The Gloucestershire Care Partnership Contract –Estates Strategy ref: 2237    Recommendations Approved

To delegate authority to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care, Wellbeing and Communities in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning to implement the preferred option, to ensure provisions for residential and nursing services can continue to be delivered in five homes, owned by Gloucestershire County Council:

 

The Coombs (Forest of Dean)
Rodley House (Forest of Dean)
Henlow Court (Stroud)
Grevill House (Cheltenham)
Paternoster (Cotswolds)





Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/05/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

Cllr Carole Allaway Martin sought Cabinet approval to delegate authority to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care, Wellbeing and Communities in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning to implement thepreferred option, to ensure provisions for residential and nursingservices can continue to be delivered in five homes, owned byGloucestershire County Council:

The Coombs (Forest of Dean)

Rodley House (Forest of Dean)

Henlow Court (Stroud)

GrevillHouse (Cheltenham)

Paternoster (Cotswolds)

 

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

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care, Wellbeing and Communities in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning to:

1. Exercise the break clause and end the care contract with Gloucestershire Care Partnership with respect to the provision of residential and nursing care at the following five homes owned by Gloucestershire County Council:

a) The Coombs (Forest of Dean)

b) Rodley House (Forest of Dean)

c) Henlow Court (Stroud)

d) Grevill House (Cheltenham)

e) Paternoster (Cotswolds)

2. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a 7-year framework agreement, with the option to call-off individual contracts for each care home for the supply of residential and nursing care provision

3. Award such Framework Agreement to the preferred

tenderer;

4. Award call-off contracts under the framework for the supply of residential and nursing Provision to the five homes listed in recommendation (1) above, for a period of 5 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years, whose combined aggregate value shall not exceed £53.9m (excluding

contractual inflation, if applicable)

5. The Framework Agreement shall make provision to call-off further contracts for the supply of residential and nursing care at additional homes (including new-build homes owned by Gloucestershire County Council and any that are returned to Gloucestershire Council Council) up to a total framework value of of £234 million (excluding contractual inflation, if applicable). Any such additional call-off contracts will be subject to a further Cabinet decision.

6. Note that the effect of exercising the break clause with respect to these five homes will not end the contract with our current provider in regard to the provision of care in the remaining four homes:

a) Millbrook Lodge (Tewkesbury)

b) Monkscroft Care Centre (Cheltenham)

c) Jubilee Lodge (Cotswolds)

d) Chestnut Court (Gloucester)


15/05/2024 - Digital and ICT Enterprise Support Contract Extension Options ref: 2238    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to implement an updated Digital and ICT operating model.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/05/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Lead officer: Mandy Quayle


15/05/2024 - M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme and Mass Rapid Transit Transport scheme ref: 2231    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet’s approval for the Executive Director of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning to procure the continuation of development work (Strategic Outline Business Case (SOC) and Outline Business Case (OBC)) on the M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme under our Professional Services contract, or other approved procurement route.

 

To seek approval to undertake a non-statutory public consultation, when appropriate, concerning options for transport scheme development, and to submit the SOC and OBC to the Department for Transport once complete.

To obtain approval for the Executive Director for Economy, Environment and Infrastructure to continue work towards delivering the Mass Rapid Transit SOC and OBC.




To obtain approval for the Executive Director for Economy, Environment and Infrastructure to continue work towards delivering the Mass Rapid Transit SOC and OBC.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/05/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

Cllr David Gray sought Cabinet approval for the Executive Director of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning to procure the continuation of development work (Strategic Outline Business Case (SOC) and Outline Business Case (OBC)) on the M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme under our Professional Services contract, or other approved procurement route.

He sought approval to undertake a non-statutory public consultation, when appropriate, concerning options for transport scheme development, and to submit the SOC and OBC to the Department for Transport once complete.

 

In addition approval was sought for the Executive Director for Economy, Environment and Infrastructure to continue work towards delivering the Mass Rapid Transit SOC and OBC.

 

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

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning to:

1. Procure the professional services required to secure continuation of development work (SOC and OBC delivery) on the M5 junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme, either by commissioning work under the Council’s Professional Services contract, or by awarding a call-off contract or contracts under an alternative, compliant framework, or a combination of both.

2. Identify scheme options for the M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme, undertake a non-statutory public consultation concerning options, when appropriate, and to consider the outcome of that consultation when identifying the preferred option which will be taken forward within the OBC.

 

3. Approve and submit the M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme SOC and OBC to the Department for Transport (DfT) once complete.

4. Procure the professional services required to secure continuation of development work (SOC and OBC delivery) on the Mass Rapid Transit Transport Scheme, either by commissioning work under the Council’s Professional Services contract, or by awarding a call-off contract or contracts under an alternative, compliant framework, or a combination of both.

Lead officer: Colin Chick


15/05/2024 - Market Position Statement (MPS) for Adult Social Care Services 2024 ref: 2236    Recommendations Approved

For Cabinet to approve the publishing of the council’s Adult Social Care Market Position Statement 2024 which will set out the challenges for the provision of adult social care over the next twenty years.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/05/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

Cllr Carole Allaway Martin sought Cabinet approval for the publishing of the council’s Adult Social Care Market Position Statement 2024 which will set out the challenges for the provision of adult social care over the next twenty years.

 

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

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Approve the adoption and publication of the Adult Social Care Market Position Statement 2024, as set out in the Appendix to this report.

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care, Wellbeing and Communities to maintain and update the MPS on an annual basis until 2030.

Lead officer: Sarah Scott


15/05/2024 - The Local Stop Smoking Services and Support Grant 2024-2029 ref: 2235    Recommendations Approved

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced a five-year programme of funding to be allocated to local authorities to invest in local service to support smokers to quit– the ‘Local Stop Smoking Services and Support Grant’.

 

The purpose of this Report is to seek approval to distribute up to £3,936,505, (subject to Government confirmation of funding for Year Two to Five), over the five-year period from FY 2024/25 to FY 2020/29, into projects and activities that will enable the delivery of the requirements of the DHSC’s Stop Smoking Services and Support Grant.




Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/05/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

Cllr Mark Hawthorne sought Cabinet approval to distribute up to £3,936,505, (subject to Government confirmation of funding for Year Two to Five), over the five-year period from FY 2024/25 to FY 2020/29, into projects and activities that will enable the delivery of the requirements of the DHSC’s Stop Smoking Services and Support Grant.

 

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

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. Approve, subject to further development of the local delivery model, the allocation of the DHSC’s £3,936,505 Local Stop Smoking Services and Support Grant 2024-2029 (“LSSSSG”) on the following basis, noting that the sums specified below are indicative at this stage given that more detailed development of the local delivery model is to take place, and the value of the grant for Years Two to Five are subject to Government confirmation:

a. Up to £300,000 during year one of the LSSSSG grant period (FY 2024/25), increasing by increments to £355,000 in year five (FY 2028/29), adding up to a total of up to £1,670,000 over the five-year grant period, to fund additional stop smoking coaching capacity to provide behavioural support to people who want to quit, to be delivered by one or more commissioned providers.

b. Up to £328,701 during year one of the LSSSSG grant period (FY 2024/25), increasing by increments to £382,301 in years four and five (FY 2027/08 and 2028/29), adding up to a total of up to £1,814,305 over the five-year grant period, for the additional approved pharmacological support e.g., nicotine replacement therapy, prescription medication or vapes, needed alongside behavioural support to help smokers to quit.

In the event that any proposed adjustments to these indicative allocations should exceed key decision thresholds a further key decision will be sought.

2. Delegate authority to the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Public Health, regarding the selection and implementation of the most suitable commissioning route(s) for implementing the allocation of funding described in Recommendation 1 above and (where appropriate) the subsequent award and/or modification of relevant contracts.

3. Note that the remaining total of up to £452,200, over the fiveyear grant period, will be invested in a range of supporting activities to enable the council to deliver against the requirements of the LSSSSG. These will include, but not be limited to; fixed-term officer capacity to support commissioning and project management; community engagement and social marketing. Decisions regarding the deployment of funds for these lower cost activities will not exceed the key decision threshold and will be made by the Director of Public Health.

 

Lead officer: Sue Weaver


15/05/2024 - Gloucestershire Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) 2024 ref: 2233    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for Gloucestershire’s draft Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) and to enable it to be finalised, published, and submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) by 12 June 2024.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/05/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

Cllr Philip Robinson sought Cabinet approval for Gloucestershire’s draft Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) and to enable it to be finalised, published, and submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) by 12 June 2024.

 

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

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1) Approve the draft BSIP for publication and submission to the DfT by 12 June 2024, subject to the requirement for any amendments, as outlined in

recommendation two below.

2) Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport to make any required amendments to the document, should this be necessary as a result of awaited guidance/decisions from the Department for Transport (DfT).


15/05/2024 - Gloucestershire’s Economic Strategy (2024 to 2034) - Driven by innovation, built on heritage. ref: 2230    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval for Gloucestershire’s Economic Strategy (2024 to 2034) - Driven by innovation, built on heritage and its Action Plan 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/05/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

Cllr Mark Hawthorne sought Cabinet approval for Gloucestershire’s Economic Strategy (2024 to 2034) - Driven by innovation, built on heritage and its

Action Plan.

 

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

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

(a) approve the adoption of Gloucestershire’s Economic Strategy (2024 to 2034) - Driven by innovation, built on heritage set out in Appendix A: and

(b) delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure to lead the implementation of the Economic Strategy’s Action Plan set out in Appendix B, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, Economic Growth Board and the Gloucestershire City Region Board.

 


15/05/2024 - Pupils with Disabilities School Accessibility Strategy 2024-27 ref: 2234    Recommendations Approved

All local authorities have a responsibility to hold and regularly review their Accessibility Strategy.

The report sets out the rationale behind the proposed updated Accessibility Strategy for Gloucestershire County Council.

Cabinet are requested to approve the Accessibility Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/05/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

Cllr Philip Robinson sought Cabinet approval of the Accessibility Strategy.

 

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

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Approve and adopt the Pupils with Disabilities School Accessibility Strategy as set out at Appendix 1.

 


15/05/2024 - Commissioning of Highways Professional Services ref: 2232    Recommendations Approved

To seek delegated authority to evaluate options in relation to the council’s Highways Professional Services requirements and to procure (as appropriate) either a replacement Highways Professional Services Contract, or Framework Agreement with multiple suppliers, or a combination of both.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/05/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

Cllr Dom Morris sought Cabinet approval to delegate authority to evaluate options in relation to the council’s Highways Professional Services requirements and to procure (as appropriate) either a replacement HighwaysProfessional Services Contract, or Framework Agreement withmultiple suppliers, or a combination of both.

 

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

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. Determine not to exercise the council’s option for an extension of up to four years under the council’s current Highways Professional Services contract (including schemedesign and consultancy support) with AtkinsRéalison 31st March 2025.

2. Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Infrastructure, in consultation with theCabinet Member for Highways and Flood, Cabinet Memberfor Environment and Planning, the Chief Finance (s151)Officer and the Monitoring Officer to:

a) Evaluate contracting options in relation to the council’s Highways Professional Services requirements with effect from 1st April 2025.

b) Subject to the outcome of Recommendation 2 a), conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of either: (i) a replacement Highways Professional Services Contract; or (ii) a multi-supplier framework agreement; or (iii) a combination of both, commencing no later than 1st April 2025 for the provision of highways professional services. The proposed highways professional services contract orframework agreement or combination of both shallcontinue for a period of up to 4 years and will have acombined maximum contract value of £60 millionover the contract term.

c) Subject to the outcome of the matters described in Recommendation 2 a) and 2 b) and the financial restrictions set out in the Resourcing Implications section of this report below, award a multi-supplierHighways Professional Services frameworkagreement; and then procure as many Call-Off Contracts thereunder as may be required by the council for the supply of design and consultancy support in respect of specific highways schemes.

d) Subject to the outcome of the matters described in Recommendation 2 a) and 2 b) and the financialrestrictions set out in the Resourcing Implicationssection of this report below, award either inconjunction with or instead of Recommendation 2 c),a replacement Highways Professional Services Contract to the preferred tenderer.