Decisions

Decisions published

22/06/2022 - Consultation update on the proposed decommissioning and closure of four homes within the Gloucestershire Care Partnership ref: 1884    Recommendations Approved

a) Orchard House, Bishops Cleeve, Tewkesbury
b) Westbury Court, Westbury, Forest of Dean
c) Bohanam House, Gloucester
d) The Elms, Stonehouse Stroud



The purpose of the report is to provide an analysis of the recent consultation exercise undertaken on the decommissioning of four care homes within the Gloucestershire Care Partnership Contract.
The impact of decommissioning in relation to:
• Residents and relatives of residents
• Staff
• Wider Community
• The sustainability of the Independent Health & Social Care Market.
To seek approval for the recommendations associated with that analysis

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

Cllr Carole Allaway Martin provided an analysis of the consultation exercise of suggested actions to influence and aid the sustainability of the Independent health and social Care Market in light of the initial and ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and sought approval for the recommendations associated with that analysis

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

 

1.    Review the analysis of feedback received during the consultation on the proposed decommissioning and closure of four homes built in the 1970’s managed by the Gloucestershire Care Partnership (GCP)

 

2.    Agree to the closure of the following care homes currently operating under the GCP contract

 

·         Bohanam House, Gloucester

·         Orchard House, Bishops Cleeve, Tewkesbury

·         The Elms, Stonehouse Stroud

·         Westbury Court, Westbury, Forest of Dean

 

3.    Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adults Social Care Commissioning to

 

a. initiate such steps as are necessary to decommission those homes.

 

b. support the residents of those homes to move to alternative placements, as necessary.

 

c. develop the business case for redeveloping the Elms site in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire for a new care facility”

 

d. develop the business case for redeveloping the GIS site at Cinderford for a new care facility post 2025

 

e. work with the Assistant Director of Asset Management & Property Services to identify alternative sites within the Gloucestershire County Council portfolio that may be suitable for development/redevelopment as a sustainable care facility

 

Lead officer: Professor Sarah Scott


22/06/2022 - Managed Print Service ref: 1892    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval to conduct a competitive procurement process for the award of a contract for a Managed Print Service for Gloucestershire County Council. The contract will be for to 5 years (with the option to extend for a further 2 years) with an estimated value of £3.85M

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

Cllr Lynden Stowe sought Cabinet approval to conduct a competitive procurement process for the award of a contract for a Managed Print Service for Gloucestershire County Council. The contract will be for to 5 years (with the option to extend for a further 2 years) with an estimated value of £3.85M

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Asset Management & Property Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Change to:

 

1. Conduct a mini-competition process under the Crown Commercial Services Multifunctional Devices (MFDs), Print and Digital Workflow Software Services and Managed Print Service Provision (RM6174) framework agreement in respect of a call-off contract for the supply of a Managed Print Service Contract. The proposed call-off contract, referred to as the “Managed Print Service Contract”, shall continue for an initial period of 5 years and include an option to extend its term for two further periods of not more than 12 months in length.

2. Award such contract to the preferred tenderer; and

3. Determine whether to exercise the options to:

a) extend the term of such Managed Print Service Contract for a further period of 12 months on the expiry of the initial 5-year term;

and

b) extend the term of such Managed Print Service Contract again for a further period of 12 months and on the sixth anniversary of the contract.

 

 

Lead officer: Steve Mawson


22/06/2022 - Community and Adult Skills Programmes 2022 – 2023 ref: 1889    Recommendations Approved

To seek cabinet approval to:

1.     Run a competitive procurement process to set up a framework agreement, valid for 4 years, for the provision of adult learning services and then to award call off contract(s) of varying lengths up to a maximum of 12 months, depending on the type of courses or piece of work, for the 2022 – 2023 academic year

2.     Enter into the funding agreement with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for the purpose of funding the delivery of Community Learning and the Adult Skills Programme during the 2022 – 2023 academic year

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

Cllr Philip Robinson sought Cabinet approval to :

 

1. Run a competitive procurement process to set up a framework agreement, valid for 4 years, for the provision of adult learning services and then to award call off contract(s) of varying lengths up to a maximum of 12 months, depending on the type of courses or piece of work, for the 2022 – 2023 academic year

 

2. Enter into the funding agreement with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for the purpose of funding the delivery of Community Learning and the Adult Skills Programme during the 2022 – 2023 academic year.

 

 

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

 

RESOLVED that:

 

 

The Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport to:

1. Enter into a funding agreement with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) under which the council shall receive ESFA funding for the purpose of delivering Community Learning and Adult Skills Programmes for 2022 – 2023 academic year.

2. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a four-year Framework Agreement for the supply of adult learning programmes through the following five lots:

Employability

First Steps

Adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Difficulties (ALDD)

Supported Internships

Local Flex (Responding to identified/emerging local need)

3. Award such Framework Agreement to the preferred tenderer(s) for each lot set out in Recommendation 2 (up to a maximum of six suppliers per lot)

 

4. Procure and award Call-Off Contracts for the supply of adult learning programmes under such Framework Agreement whose combined aggregate value shall not exceed £499,999.99.

 

Lead officer: Colin Chick


22/06/2022 - Children & Families Capital Programme Update ref: 1888    Recommendations Approved

To approve changes to the approved Children & Families Capital Programme.


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

Cllr Philip Robinson sought Cabinet approval to make changes to the previously approved Children & Families Capital Programme.

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

 

1. Approve the changes to the Children & Families Capital Programme as set out in the report:

 

1.1.A new scheme for the expansion of Twyning Primary School, funded by a £0.350 million transfer from the approved Basic Need Provision.

1.2.A new scheme to establish a new 60 place primary special school funded by a £0.650 million transfer from the approved High Needs Provision Capital.

1.3. Additional facilities for Bettridge Special School funded by a £0.150 million transfer from the approved High Needs Provision Capital and approved Basic Need Provision.

1.4.An addition of £0.088 million s106 developer contributions for Ashchurch Primary School.

1.5.An addition of £0.098 million s106 developer contributions for Oak Hill Primary School.

1.6.An addition of £0.172 million s106 developer contributions for Dene Magna School.

1.7.An addition of £0.074 million s106 developer contributions for The Cotswold School.

1.8.A reduction of £0.183 million School Condition Allocation Grant for 2022/23.

1.9.An addition of £6.464 million High Needs Provision Capital Grant for 2022/23 and £7.056 million for 2023/24.

2. Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Asset Management and Property Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport & Cabinet Member for Finance and Change, to approve the award of Call-Off Contracts under the Gloucestershire County Council Major Capital Works Framework following either a) competitive tendering exercise or b) allocation on rotation, or c) direct award if deemed appropriate for the purpose of undertaking works for the expansion and development of the Gloucestershire schools set out in recommendations 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 to this report.

 

Lead officer: Chris Spencer


22/06/2022 - Inclusion and SEND Strategies ref: 1890    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval from Cabinet to launch and deliver the proposed Inclusion and SEND strategies.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

Cllr Philip Robinson sought Cabinet approval to launch and deliver the proposed Inclusion and SEND strategies.

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Approve the adoption and implementation of the:

1. Gloucestershire SEND Strategy for 2022-2025 and

2. Education and Inclusion Strategy for 2022-2025

set out in Appendices one and two

Lead officer: Chris Spencer


22/06/2022 - Proposed re-location of Stroud Library (part exempt) ref: 1895    Recommendations Approved

To consider the outcome of the public consultation and the proposal to re-locate Stroud Library to the Five Valleys shopping Centre in Stroud

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

Cllr Dave Norman asked Cabinet  to consider the outcome of the public consultation and the proposal to relocate Stroud Library to the Five Valleys shopping Centre in Stroud.

 

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

 

1. For Cabinet to consider and take account of the outcome of the public

consultation on the re-location of Stroud Library and to agree to the relocation

of Stroud library within Five Valleys shopping centre.

 

2. That Cabinet delegates authority to the Head of Library & Registration

Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Fire, Community

Safety and Libraries, to conduct a competitive procurement process using

the ESPO Framework 695_20 Furniture solutions for Libraries and

Community Buildings. Undertaking a mini competition to achieve a

contract or contracts for the design, supply and install of furniture and

associated fittings for the library and award such contract to the preferred

tenderer.

 

3. That Cabinet delegates authority to the Assistant Director of Asset

Management and Property Services in consultation with the Deputy

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Change to enter into a 25-

year lease for the property within the Five Valleys Shopping Centre

Lead officer: Colin Chick


22/06/2022 - To seek approval to go out to public consultation on the proposed draft library strategy ref: 1894    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to go out to statutory public consultation on a new strategy for Gloucestershire Library service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

Cllr Dave Norman sought Cabinet approval to go out to statutory public consultation on a new strategy for Gloucestershire Library service.

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. That Cabinet approves a public consultation on the draft library strategy for a twelve-week period from 4July to 23September.

 

2. That Cabinet agrees that the submission of a further report setting out the consultation results and final recommendation on the future strategy for Gloucestershire Library service is brought back to Cabinet for approval in November this year.

 

 

Lead officer: Colin Chick


22/06/2022 - Award of Contracts for the provision of Public Health Enhanced Services (PHES) to General Medical Practices ref: 1885    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval to award approximately 70 contracts by way of negotiated procedure for the delivery of Public Health Enhanced Services (PHES) by GP practices in order to secure service delivery in the period April 2023 to March 2028. While at the time of drafting this Report the proposal is to award 70 such contracts, this number is subject to change should any existing GP practices merge, or if any new practices open.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

Cllr Nick Housden sought Cabinet approval to award approximately 70 contracts by way of negotiated procedure for the delivery of Public Health Enhanced Services (PHES) by GP practices in order to secure service delivery in the period April 2023 to March 2028. While at the time of drafting this Report the proposal is to award 70 such contracts, this number is subject to change should any existing GP practices merge, or if any new practices open.

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health (this delegation will apply to the Director of Public Health from 11 July, in response to changes to the senior management structure which take effect on that date) in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities to:

1. Award by way of a negotiated procedure approximately 70 contracts to General Medical Practices for the delivery of Public Health Enhanced Services (PHES) on the basis set out in this Report. Each of the proposed PHES contracts shall continue foran initial period of 2 years (commencing 1st April 2023) andinclude an option to extend its term for a further period of notmore than 3 years. The council shall also reserve a right toterminate each such contract at any time after 31st March 2025;

 

2. Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the term of each of the said contracts for a further period of not more than 3 years on the expiry of the initial 2 year term;

 

3. Determine whether to exercise the option to terminate each of the said contracts at any time after 31st March 2025.

 

Lead officer: Professor Sarah Scott


22/06/2022 - Ofsted Inspection of Gloucestershire Children’s Services and Improvement Plan ref: 1887    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval for the Improvement Plan developed in response to the recent inspection of GCC Children’s Services (published 1 April 2022), prior to its submission to Ofsted.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

Cllr Stephen Davies sought Cabinet approval for the Improvement Plan developed in response to the inspection of GCC Children’s Services (published 1st April 2022), prior to its submission to Ofsted.

 

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

  • Notes the Ofsted Inspection report (1st April 2022), attached at Appendix 1.
  • Approves the Children’s Services Improvement Plan at Appendix 2,

and;

  • Delegates authority to the Director of Children’s Services to make any final changes to the Improvement Plan, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, prior to its submission to Ofsted.

 

 

Lead officer: Chris Spencer


22/06/2022 - Youth Justice Plan 2022/23 ref: 1891    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet’s recommendation that Council approves Gloucestershire’s Youth Justice Plan 2022/23.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

Cllr Stephen Davies sought Cabinet recommendation that Council approve Gloucestershire’s Youth Justice Plan 2022/2023.

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

Recommend the Youth Justice Plan 2022/23, attached at Appendix 1 to

Council for approval.

 

Lead officer: Chris Spencer


22/06/2022 - Scheme development funding for M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Strategic Transport Scheme in 2022/23 ref: 1886    Recommendations Approved

To delegate authority to the Executive Director for Economy, Environment and Infrastructure to procure professional services, in order to continue work towards delivering the M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme.

 

To obtain approval to spend on delivering the Strategic Outline Case (SOC) and Outline Business Case (OBC) for M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme and Options Appraisal Report. 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

Cllr David Gray sought Cabinet approval to delegate authority to the Executive Director for Economy, Environment and Infrastructure to procure professional services, to continue work towards delivering the M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme. In addition he sought to obtain approval to spend, at risk, on delivering the Strategic Outline Case (SOC) including the Options Appraisal Report, and Outline Business Case (OBC) for M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Transport Scheme.

 

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

 

  • Procure continuation of development work (SOC and OBC delivery) under our Professional Services contract
  • Undertake a non-statutory public consultation, and
  • Submit the SOC and OBC to the Department for Transport once complete.

 

Lead officer: Colin Chick


22/06/2022 - Revenue and Capital Expenditure Outturn 2021/2022 ref: 1893    Recommendations Approved

To provide an update on the year-end forecast for the 2021/22 County Council’s Revenue and Capital Budgets

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 30/06/2022

Decision:

Cllr Lynden Stowe asked Cabinet to consider the Council's outturn expenditure for 2021/22, agree recommendations and approve changes to the Capital Programme in 2021/22 and future years.

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. Note the 2021/2022 revenue budget underspend of £1.533 million and recommend that £1.053 million is transferred to General Reserves, and £480k to the Vulnerable Children’s Reserve in order to provide budget support to SEND as previously approved by Cabinet March 2022.

 

2. Approve the £8.674 million carry forward of the Covid 19 Emergency Grant funding and transfers and use of carry forwards that total £5.939 million, as detailed in annex 1.

 

3. Note other technical reserve movements for 2021/22 as set out in annex 3.

 

4. Note delivery of the £7.393 million of savings against a target of £6.761 million in 2021/22 or 109.35%

 

5. Transfer £677k to the Business Rates Reserve in relation to the GCC share of the surplus on the Business Rates Retention Pool. In addition, approve a transfer of £834k to the Business Rates Reserve, ring fenced for the Strategic Economic Development Fund also as a result of the Business Rates Pool surplus for 21/22.

 

6. Note the capital outturn position for 2021/22 of £119.065 million against a budget of £153.909 million, giving in year slippage of £34.844 million.

 

7. Approve an increase of £13.094 million in the Capital Programme as detailed in section G of the report.