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Decisions published

08/02/2019 - Award of Eight Contracts for the Provision of Accommodation and Support Services for Young People ref: 2255    Recommendations Approved

Award of 8 contracts for the provision of accommodation and support services for young people.

 

The contracts will be awarded for 18 months to include provision for breaking early and some level of flexibility in terms of wider strategic needs of the services.

Decision Maker: Executive Director, People Services

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 08/02/2019

Decision:

It has been decided to award 18 month contracts from 1st april 2019 to 30th September 2020 (the contracts include provision for breaking early and some level of extension to provide flexibility in terms of the wider strategic needs of the service).  The contracts will be awarded to:

 

1.    Guinness Care for the provision of accommodation and support to young people with low-medium needs at a cost of £237,200 per annum for 18 months;

 

2.    Cherrytree Support Services Ltd for the provision of accommodation and support to young people with medium-high needs at a cost of £313,030.98 per annum for 18 months;

 

3.    Roundabout Ltd for the provision of accommodation and support to young people with medium-high needs at a cost of £270,422 per annum for 18 months;

 

4.    YWCA Yorkshire for the provision of accommodation and support to young women with medium-high needs at a cost of £160,000 per annum for 18 months;

 

5.    Young Women’s Housing Project for the provision of accommodation and support to young women with medium-high needs at a cost of £154,869 per annum for 18 months;

 

6.    Roundabout Ltd for the provision of a mediation service at a cost of £29,004 annual for 18 months;

 

7.    DePaul UK for the provision of a supported lodgings service at a cost of £26,225 core costs over 18 months plus up to six placement fees at a cost per placement being the difference between Housing Benefit allowance and £150 per week.  De Paul will be required to claim the maximum housing benefit per young person.  Any services required beyond six will be spot purchased at a cost of £112.49 per week at the discretion of the Council and within the resources available, to a maximum of £86,000; and

 

8.    Roundabout Ltd for the provision of a floating support service at a cost of £225,818 per annum for 18 months.

Lead officer: Ann Ellis


05/02/2019 - Consultation on Developing and Growing Integrated Resource Provision ref: 2224    Recommendations Approved

To consult with stakeholders on how we should further develop and grow our offer of local mainstream-based specialist education provision for Children and Young People with SEND in Sheffield.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Decision published: 19/02/2019

Effective from: 23/02/2019

Decision:

To consult with stakeholders on how we should further develop and grow our offer of local mainstream-based specialist education provision for Children and Young People with SEND in Sheffield.

 

Lead officer: Joel Hardwick


04/02/2019 - Contract for the Provision of Maintenance and Emergency Operational Services for Movable Flood Defence Assets in the Lower Don Valley ref: 2237    Recommendations Approved

To approve the ongoing negotiations and principle of a direct award of a contract to Amey LG Limited to provide services in respect of our flood defences in the Lower Don Valley area. The services will include flood defence inspection, testing, maintenance and emergency operational services. The City Council are also seeking to approve delegations in respect of the final terms and award of the contract. The report will also give an overview of the need to efficiently maintain the flood defences that the Council has built to assist in the prevention of flooding in the area.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport and Development

Decision published: 18/02/2019

Effective from: 23/02/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Transport and Development:-

 

(i) approves in principle a direct award of a contract for services, along with ongoing negotiations with Amey LG Limited to provide services of inspection, testing, annual maintenance and emergency operation of the moveable flood defences in the Lower Don Valley, subject to agreeing suitable terms;

 

(ii) delegates authority to the Head of Procurement and Supply Chain,in consultation with the Director ofLegal and Governance,  to agree the finalise terms of the contract to provide the services, detailed in the report, with Amey LG Limited;

 

(iii) delegates authority to the Head of Procurement and Supply Chain,in consultation with the Director ofLegal and Governance,to award the contract to Amey LG Limited, once suitable terms have been agreed; and

 

(iv) delegates authority to the Head of Procurement and Supply Chain,in consultation with the Director ofLegal and Governance, to take such steps as they deem appropriate to achieve the outcomes set out in the report.

 

Lead officer: James Fletcher


12/02/2019 - School Admission Arrangements for the 2020/21 Academic Year ref: 2236    Recommendations Approved

The Local Authority is responsible for setting admission arrangements for all Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools. It must “Determine” and publish its admission arrangements every year.  There is a requirement to consult on the arrangements once every seven years unless there are significant changes proposed.  The Authority last consulted on its Admission Arrangements for the 2018/19 academic year and there are no proposed changes to the oversubscription criteria.  The Authority must still however determine its admission arrangements before 28 February 2019.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Decision published: 12/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member is requested to approve the recommended admission arrangements and co-ordinated admission schemes for the 2020/21 academic year for community and voluntary controlled schools.

Lead officer: John Bigley


07/02/2019 - Provision of Councils Electricity Supply ref: 2234    Recommendations Approved

The Council’s Electricity Supply Contract expires 31 March 2019. This report seeks delegated authority to:

1.    Re- procure the Councils Electricity Supply Contract via a Central Purchasing Body (CPB)

2.    To grant delegated authority to Director of Finance and Commercial Services or his/her nominated deputy to award a contract for this procurement.

 

Decision Maker: Executive Director, Place

Decision published: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 15/02/2019

Decision:

That the Executive Director:

 

(i)            approves the Council to call off from the new Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) framework and enter into a new 4-year electricity contract with Npower with effect from 1st April 2019 on the basis set out in the report; 

 

(ii)          approves the Council to purchase green electricity under the new electricity contract in order to achieve its objective within the Green City Strategy and support the Council’s role in addressing carbon reduction targets in Sheffield;

 

(iii)         delegates authority to the Director of Finance and Commercial Services (or the equivalent grade officer) in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance,

 

a.    to decide the procurement strategy for and the award of the new contract;

 

b.    to enter into negotiations with YPO/new supplier and agree the terms of the new contract;  and

 

c.    to take all other necessary steps not covered by existing delegations to achieve the outcomes outlined in this report.

 

Lead officer: Nick Slater


07/02/2019 - Review of Sheffield's Council Tax Support Scheme ref: 2235    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to detail the Council’s review of its Council Tax Reduction Scheme and to seek approval for the proposal that apart from statutory changes the Council is required to make, that the scheme, in respect of the financial year 2018/19, should not be amended.  In addition, to seek approval that the Council Tax Hardship Scheme be maintained in respect of 2018/19.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance

Decision published: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 15/02/2019

Decision:

That the Executive Director:

 

(i)            Notes the review of the Council’s Council Tax Support Scheme, detailed in this report;

 

(ii)          That, in line with the review, the Council’s Council Tax Support Scheme is not revised, apart from the changes the Council is required to make by statute, or replaced with another scheme;

 

(iii)         Approves the amendments to the Council’s CTS Scheme to accommodate the changes the Council is required to make by statute; and

 

(iv)         That the Council’s Council Tax Hardship Scheme continues to operate as detailed in this report.

Lead officer: John Squire


05/02/2019 - Ending a Contract for the 'Housing First' Pilot by Mutual Agreement between the Council and The Cathedral Archer Project (the provider). ref: 2225    Recommendations Approved

Approval is being sought to agree to end a contract (which is a small pilot ‘Housing First’ service) on 26th April 2019, prior to the end of the contract period but where both the provider and commissioners mutually wish to end the contract. 

 

Decision Maker: Director of Commissioning, Inclusion and Learning

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019

Decision:

That approval be given to end a contract for the ‘Housing First’ pilot on 26th April 2019, by mutual agreement between the Council and The Cathedral Archer Project (the provider).

 

Lead officer: Dawn Walton


05/02/2019 - Delivery of Sports Hall Provision for the Oasis Academy ref: 2223    Recommendations Approved

Alternative proposal to the extension of English Institute of Sport Sheffield in order to provide indoor sports provision for the Oasis Academy.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019

Decision:

That the Leader of the Council:-

 

(i) approves the revised proposal of an integrated indoor sports provision within the current EISS building for the Oasis Academy;

 

(ii) approves the principle of providing grant funding to the Sheffield City Trust up to the amount of £1.5 million, to facilitate the indoor sports provision for the Oasis Academy, to be allocated from Schools Capital budget;

 

(iii) approves the variation to the Capital Programme; and

 

(iv) delegates authority to the Executive Director, People Services in consultation with the Interim Director of Finance and Commercial Services and the Director of Legal and Governance to take any other steps necessary to implement the decision to the extent not already delegated.

 

Lead officer: Paul Billington


01/02/2019 - Joint Commissioning and Service Planning of Mental Health Services ref: 2216    Recommendations Approved

The Mental Health Transformation Programme is in its second year and is delivering tangible benefits for people in the city. To build on this and move towards more effective joint commissioning and delivery of the programme, the report will recommend the Council signs up to a Memorandum of Agreement with the Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust, which will enable a continuation of the existing strategic approach to integrate resources and provide more joined-up care to people with mental health difficulties.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care

Decision published: 01/02/2019

Effective from: 08/02/2019

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member:-

 

A.   Approves the Mental Health Transformation Programme as described in the report;

  1. Endorses the principles set out in the draft Memorandum of Agreement between the Council, Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group Sheffield Heath and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust; and
  2. Agrees that the Council signs up to the Memorandum of Agreement.

 

 

Lead officer: Sam Martin


31/01/2019 - Council-Run Deputyship Service - Development ref: 2222    Recommendations Approved

Developing the capacity to offer a Council-Run Deputyship Service.  A second decision on implementation will be required once capacity has been established.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care

Decision published: 31/01/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

That Executor Services and Business Strategy be authorised to develop the operational requirements for a Council-Run Deputyship Service before a second Cabinet Member decision on implementation of the service.

Lead officer: Liam Duggan


19/12/2018 - Stevenson Road Cycle Crossing ref: 2221    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Head of Commercial Business Development

Decision published: 31/01/2019

Effective from: 19/12/2018

Decision:

(i) The tender of Amey Hallam Highways in the sum of £13,110 is accepted; and;

 

(ii) a Letter of Acceptance is issued accordingly.

 

Lead officer: Tim Hardie


19/12/2018 - Sheffield Bus Hotspots 2018-19; Phase 1 ref: 2220    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Head of Commercial Business Development

Decision published: 31/01/2019

Effective from: 19/12/2018

Decision:

(i) The tender of Amey Hallam Highways in the sum of £38,868.31 is accepted; and

 

(ii) a Letter of Acceptance is issued accordingly.

 

Lead officer: Tim Hardie


19/12/2018 - Fire Risk Assessment Works to Various Listed Buildings ref: 2219    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Head of Commercial Business Development

Decision published: 31/01/2019

Effective from: 19/12/2018

Decision:

(i) The tender of T H Michaels (Construction) Ltd in the sum of £209,999.34 is accepted; and

 

(ii) a Letter of Acceptance is issued accordingly.

Lead officer: Tim Hardie


19/12/2018 - Woodland Heart; Phase 1 ref: 2218    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Head of Commercial Business Development

Decision published: 31/01/2019

Effective from: 19/12/2018

Decision:

(i) The tenders of Clixbys Land Design in the sum of £34,000 and Tilhill Forestry in the sum of £35,745 are accepted; and

 

(ii) a Letter of Acceptance is issued accordingly.

Lead officer: Tim Hardie


29/01/2019 - Funding from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government to Improve Support to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Victims of Domestic Abuse ref: 2217    Recommendations Approved

Approval is sought for the Council to act as an Accountable Body for the receipt of £39,074 funding from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government in the form of an un-ring fenced grant for 2018/19. The grant will be used to fund a project which will support LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse to access safe accommodation.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care

Decision published: 29/01/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member agrees to:

 

(i)            accept the MHCLG Domestic Abuse Grant Offer (2018-2020) of up to £112,600;

 

(ii)          become the Accountable Body for the grant on behalf of third parties - Barnsley Council, Doncaster Council and Rotherham Council; and

 

(iii)         make grant payments to third parties (SAYiT) of up to £112,600.

 

 

 

Lead officer: Alison Higgins