Forthcoming Executive Decisions

Forthcoming Executive Decisions

16/05/2022 - Extension of existing Medequip and We Care & Repair Contracts

To seek approval to extend the current Medequip and We Care & Repair contracts, both due to end July 31st, 2022, a 1+1 extension. The reason for seeking an extension is to ensure the contracts continues and equipment is serviced, maintained effectively out in practice and minor adaptations to homes continues.

The Equipment and Assistive Technology Review has taken place over the past year and is in the final stages; this extension will allow time to focus on evaluating, agreeing, and implementing recommendations made in the reviews regarding both Medequip and We Care & Repair. This will include the development of both contracts to update their service specifications, re-baselining of activity, review of KPIs. With Medequip evaluating administration processes and overall consideration of how the service integrates with the community equipment service provided by the County Council, working closely with strategic procurement, legal and financial services. We Care & Repair will be focusing on revising the Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) approval process, as well as review whether elements of the service should be brought back in-house to be provided by GIS; as well as what should be handed over to district councils for a more locally driven service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Commissioning

Decision due date: Between 14/06/2022 and 28/06/2022

Lead officer: Professor Sarah Scott

Notice of decision: 16/05/2022


16/05/2022 - Managed Print Service

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

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Steve Mawson

Notice of decision: 16/05/2022


16/05/2022 - THE PROCUREMENT OF FRAMEWORK AGREEMENTS & SERVICING CONTRACTS FOR THE PROVISION OF SMALL VALUE ASSET MANAGEMENT AND PROPERTY RELATED SERVICES RESPECTIVELY

To seek authority to conduct a tender processes for the procurement of a four-year framework agreement and call-off contracts thereunder relating to the supply of :

1. Minor maintenance and property related works for servicing, reactive works and project work– estimated spend £2,560,000
2. Servicing, repair and maintenance - estimated value of spend £2,740,000

The council’s total estimated aggregate spend under the proposed framework agreement is £5.3m

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Steve Mawson

Notice of decision: 16/05/2022


16/05/2022 - Translation and Interpretation Service

To consider options for the Translation and Interpretation service going forward, including approval to procure a new 7-year Translation and Interpretation service contract for Gloucestershire which includes an optional 2-year extension (5 + 2).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Chris Spencer

Notice of decision: 16/05/2022


16/05/2022 - Community and Adult Skills Programmes 2022 – 2023

To seek cabinet approval to:
1. Engage in a legally compliant competitive procurement process to set up a framework agreement, valid for 4 years for the provision of adult learning services and to then 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

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Colin Chick

Notice of decision: 16/05/2022


16/05/2022 - New Sufficiency Strategy Children Services “Home@theHeart” 2022- 25

To seek approval from Cabinet for the formal publication and implementation of the proposed Sufficiency Strategy for Gloucestershire Children’s Services.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Chris Spencer

Notice of decision: 16/05/2022


16/05/2022 - Re-development of London Road, as part of Children’s Services Sufficiency Strategy

To seek cabinet approval to initiate a tendering process to adapt the London Road property to provide registered accommodation and procure a delivery partner.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Chris Spencer

Notice of decision: 16/05/2022


16/05/2022 - Independent 28-Day Emergency Fostering and PACE Beds

To seek cabinet approval to initiate a tendering process for a new contract for a 28-day same day/emergency placement service for Looked After Children and a PACE (Police and Crime Evidence Act 1984) bed fostering service. This will update the current arrangements as part of Children’s Services Sufficiency Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Chris Spencer

Notice of decision: 16/05/2022


13/05/2022 - Ukrainian Refugee Support

To seek approval for two contract variations to enable additional support to be provided to Ukrainian refugees.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Delivery

Decision due date: Between 19/05/2022 and 23/05/2022

Lead officer: Siobhan Farmer

Notice of decision: 13/05/2022

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
This decision needs to be taken urgently to fund the additional services required of GARAS and to administer the welcome payments through a pre-paid card system. The urgency is due to the need for provision of immediate support to Ukrainian refugees under the requirements of the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

As this decision is urgent, it has not been possible to give the required 28 days notice of this key decision.

In accordance with the Council’s General Exception Rules, Chair and Vice Chair of the Scrutiny Committee, have been notified of the need to take this decision as an urgent decision without first publishing notification of the decision on the council website (28 days before the decision is taken).

Representations made

Any representations should be sent to:

Name: Siobhan Farmer

Tel. no: 01452 324249

Email: Siobhan.farmer@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

By 5pm on 18 May 2022

 


09/05/2022 - Gloucestershire County Council’s submission to the Multiply Programme element of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

To approve submission of a Local Investment Plan for consideration by the Department for Education for the delivery of the Multiply programme as part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The Local Investment Plan will outline how Gloucestershire County Council will deliver the £2.7m Multiply programme over a 3-year academic funding year period.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economy, Education and Skills

Decision due date: Between 07/06/2022 and 21/06/2022

Lead officer: Colin Chick

Notice of decision: 09/05/2022


09/05/2022 - Inclusion and SEND Strategies 2022 - 2025

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Chris Spencer

Notice of decision: 09/05/2022


09/05/2022 - Children & Families Capital Programme Update

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


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Chris Spencer

Notice of decision: 09/05/2022


09/05/2022 - Royal Agricultural University's 'Innovation Village' Project

To approve a bid for £100,000 from the Strategic Economic Development Fund for the current financial year for project management support for the Royal Agricultural University's 'Innovation Village' project.

Decision Maker: Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee

Decision due date: 19/05/2022

Lead officer: Rob Weaver

Notice of decision: 09/05/2022


03/05/2022 - Proposed re-location of Stroud Library

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

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Colin Chick

Notice of decision: 03/05/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Resource Implications - not for publication by virtue of Reg 4(2)(b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 and Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


03/05/2022 - To seek approval to go out to public consultation on the proposed draft library strategy

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Colin Chick

Notice of decision: 03/05/2022


03/05/2022 - Award of Contracts for the provision of Public Health Enhanced Services (PHES) to General Medical Practices'

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 to secure service delivery in the period April 2023 to March 2028.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Professor Sarah Scott

Notice of decision: 03/05/2022


03/05/2022 - Ofsted Inspection of Gloucestershire Children’s Services and Improvement Plan

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

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Chris Spencer

Notice of decision: 03/05/2022


03/05/2022 - Youth Justice Plan 2022/23

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Chris Spencer

Notice of decision: 03/05/2022


26/04/2022 - Severn River Basin District Flood Risk Management Plan

To seek approval of the Severn River Basin District Flood Risk Management Plan ahead of publication in Autumn 2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Highways and Flood

Decision due date: Between 25/05/2022 and 14/06/2022

Lead officer: Colin Chick

Notice of decision: 26/04/2022


13/04/2022 - Central Gloucestershire Mass Transit Scheme - Development Funding

To approve the request of £850,000 of funding to support the development of an Options Appraisal Report (OAR) and Appraisal Specification Report (2022-23) and a Strategic Outline Case (SOC) (2023-5).

Decision Maker: Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee

Decision due date: 19/05/2022

Lead officer: Simon Excell

Notice of decision: 13/04/2022


12/04/2022 - Review of Community Offer provided as part of Stage 5 of the Fastershire delivery programme

To approve a revised grant scheme intended to support both households and businesses within Gloucestershire that do not have access to superfast broadband services.

The report will recommend that Gloucestershire County Council approves a consistent approach to the type of scheme offered by Herefordshire Council. This will ensure that there is consistency across the Fastershire Project area.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economy, Education and Skills

Decision due date: Between 10/05/2022 and 24/05/2022

Lead officer: Colin Chick

Notice of decision: 12/04/2022


28/03/2022 - Low Carbon Skills and Training Centre

To approve the allocation of £500k SEDF funding to the Low Carbon Skills and Training Centre Project, as outlined in the detailed bid to the Joint Committee.

Decision Maker: Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee

Decision due date: 19/05/2022

Lead officer: Brendan Cleere

Notice of decision: 28/03/2022


21/03/2022 - Open Framework for School Improvement Adviser Support

To seek approval for an open framework for School Improvement services to enable the Education team to offer an enhanced school improvement offer and generate income to make up the loss of grant funding caused by the removal of the Local Authority Monitoring and Brokering Grant by the Department for Education.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economy, Education and Skills

Decision due date: Between 24/05/2022 and 07/06/2022

Lead officer: Chris Spencer

Notice of decision: 21/03/2022

Representations made

Any representations should be sent to:

Name: Clare Dudman

Tel. no: 01452 426470

Email: Clare.Dudman@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

By 5pm on 23 May 2022

 


14/03/2022 - The Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Grant 2022 - 2025

To seek approval for the investment of the Section 31 Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Grant 2022-25, enabling the objectives of the National Drugs Strategy 2021 to be met.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Public Health and Communities

Decision due date: Between 12/04/2022 and 25/05/2022

Lead officer: Professor Sarah Scott

Notice of decision: 14/03/2022


21/02/2022 - Scheme development funding for M5 Junction 9 and A46 (Ashchurch) Strategic Transport Scheme in 2022/23

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

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Colin Chick

Notice of decision: 21/02/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


07/02/2022 - Draft Road Safety Policy Consultation

To seek approval of the Draft Road Safety Policy Consultation Document, and commencement of a public consultation

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Public Protection, Parking and Libraries

Decision due date: Between 20/04/2022 and 25/05/2022

Lead officer: Colin Chick

Notice of decision: 07/02/2022


22/09/2021 - Financial Monitoring Report 2022/23

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 21/12/2022

Notice of decision: 22/09/2021


22/09/2021 - Financial Monitoring Report 2022/23

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 23/11/2022

Notice of decision: 22/09/2021


22/09/2021 - Revenue and Capital Expenditure 2021/2022

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 22/06/2022

Notice of decision: 22/09/2021


21/06/2021 - Gloucestershire Statement of Common Ground - Strategic Planning

To seek approval of the Draft Gloucestershire Statement of Common Ground. This would enable work to commence on an ‘Action Plan’ to advance the agreements outlined within the Gloucestershire Statement of Common Ground covering Strategic Planning issues within the county.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Environment and Planning

Decision due date: Between 18/04/2022 and 16/05/2022

Lead officer: Colin Chick

Notice of decision: 21/06/2021


20/04/2020 - Gloucestershire County Council’s partnership agreement with Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council in relation to the Joint Strategic Plan.

The Joint Core Strategy (JCS) is part of the statutory development plan for Gloucestershire and heavily influences the quantum and future location of future growth in the JCS area. The purpose of this report is to confirm Gloucestershire County Council’s (GCC’s) participation in relation to the current review of the JCS, including the signing of a formal Partnership Agreement between GCC and the three local planning authorities.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Environment and Planning

Decision due date: Between 03/08/2020 and 08/06/2022

Lead officer: Simon Excell

Notice of decision: 20/04/2020


18/02/2020 - GEGJC Gloucestershire Economic Growth Scrutiny Committee Activity Update    Item Deferred

Decision Maker: Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee

Decision due date: 18/03/2020

Notice of decision: 18/02/2020


18/02/2020 - GEGJC LEP Barriers to Development - Action Plan and Planning    Item Deferred

Decision Maker: Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee

Decision due date: 18/03/2020

Lead officer: Mike Dawson

Notice of decision: 18/02/2020


18/02/2020 - GEGJC Climate Change Presentation    Item Deferred

Decision Maker: Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee

Decision due date: 18/03/2020

Lead officer: Peter Wiggins

Notice of decision: 18/02/2020