Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To provide authority to enter into an ERDF grant agreement for FTF to install renewable energy generation and storage systems and insulate 250 houses owned by Leeds City Council.
To inject ERDF grant funding into the Capital Programme with match funding provided from the non traditional and hard to treat budget, within the approved Housing Revenue Account Capital Programme;
To provide authority to spend to deliver the entire FTF programme.
To provide authority to award a contract to deliver this work to a competitively selected contractor.
The Director of Resources and Housing approved the requests to:
a) Provide authority to enter into an ERDF grant agreement for £2,701,332 for the FTF programme;
b) Inject £2,701,332 of ERDF grant funding into the Housing Leeds Capital Programme with match funding of £1,352,926 provided from the non-traditional and hard to treat budget within the approved Housing Revenue Account Capital Programme plus £1,189,159of private sector match funding when secured;
c) Provide authority to spend for £5,402,666 to deliver the entire FTF programme;
d) Provide authority to procure a contractor to deliver this work using either a restricted procedure or a negotiated procedure;
e) Due to the need to agree the funding by 31st October, permission is given to waive the call in period.
Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;
Wards Affected: Bramley and Stanningley; Hunslet and Riverside; Killingbeck and Seacroft; Middleton Park;
If the decision has not been published in the List of Forthcoming Key Decisions for at least 28 clear days, the reason why it would be impracticable to delay the decision:: This decision is being taken under the 'General Exception' regulations as the funding agreement needs to be concluded with central government by 31st October. Therefore this decision will not be published on the List of Forthcoming Key Decisions for the usual 28 day period.
If exempt from Call-In, the reason why Call-In would prejudice the interests of the Council or the public:: This decision has been exempted from call in by the decision maker as the funding agreement needs to be concluded with central government by 31st October.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Housing Leeds and Finance have been involved in the project since its inception in September 2017. Ward members in all areas will be briefed on the project and will be kept informed as decisions are made on grant and contract award. The Executive Members for Communities and Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development will be separately consulted.
Housing Leeds Capital Programme
Chief Officer Property and Contracts
Environment Programme Board
Executive Member for Communities
Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development
Contact: Sandy Rutherford, Programme Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 10/10/2019
Date of decision: 18/10/2019