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Decision details

Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Grant Funding

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources and Governance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The report seeks authority for the Council to receive grant funding of £1.010m from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme to deliver 14 decarbonisation schemes across 4 Sheffield City Counicl buildings.

Decision:

 

Agreed:

 

(1)      that the Council accepts Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) grant funding of £1,010,860 for the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, under Section 31 of the Local Authority Act 2003;

 

(2)      where no authority exists, delegate to the Director of Transport & Facilities Management in consultation with the Director of Finance and Commercial Services and the Director of Legal and Governance to approve such procurement strategy to secure services in line with this report and thereafter approve a contract awards to the successful bidders.

 

(3)      where no existing authority exists, delegates authority to the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Director of Finance and Commercial Services and the Director of Legal and Governance to take such steps to meet the aims and objectives of this report;

 

(4)      authorises the inclusion of the £1,073,365 budget into the capital programme for the delivery of the programme of works; and

 

(5)      approval of a procurement strategy to enable the design work to be progressed via the Capital Delivery Partner Framework if required and appointment of a contractor via an existing contract or direct appointment from a suitable framework on a two-stage basis.

Reasons for the decision:

The Council accepts the funding grant via Section 31 of the Local Authority Act

This will allow the delivery of the identified schemes this year (by 30th September 2021) with a minimal financial contribution. These schemes fully support the Council aim to be a Zero Carbon City.

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing – replace mechanical plant like for like when needed

 

         Buildings continue to be poor energy performers

         No reduction in Carbon

         Cost to SCC to replace mechanical plant when unable to repair

         Does not assist the Council in achieving the Zero Carbon City aim

         Reputation damage for not taking advantage of Government funding

 

Refuse funding and Council self-fund schemes

 

         No allocated budget for these schemes

         Unlikely to be delivered within same timescales

         Reputation damage for not taking advantage of Government funding

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 25/02/2021

Date of decision: 19/02/2021

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