Decision details

NPS Leeds Ltd. 2022 Joint Venture Review

Reference: D54658

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The decision required directly relates to the proposed future relationship with NPS Leeds ltd. The associated report outlines the work that has taken place to date to ensure a design service and technical advice will be readily accessible to Leeds City Council following the expiry of the current agreement on 31st January 2022.

The report recommends: extending the current agreement between Leeds City Council and Norfolk Property Services until 31st of March 2022. This will ensure the start date of the new agreement will align to both the Council’s and NPS Leeds financial periods.

Agree the extension of the Joint Venture Company between Leeds City Council and Norfolk Property Services for a further 10 years (with a break clause in years 2,5 and 7).

Delegate authority to the Director of City Development to finalise the contractual terms between Leeds City Council and NPS Leeds Ltd.

Decisions:

The Director of City Development submitted a report which presented proposals regarding the Council’s future relationship with Norfolk Property Services (NPS) Leeds Ltd., a company providing technical services for a range of construction projects. The matter was being submitted to the Board for consideration, given that the current Joint Venture Company agreement was due to expire in 2022.

 

Members welcomed that the proposed 10 year agreement would include 3 break clause points, as opposed to the 2 in the existing contract, in order to provide greater flexibility.

 

Also, responding to a Member’s enquiry, assurance was provided that should specialist expertise be required for a specific development which was not available from NPS, then the proposed agreement would enable this to be sought externally.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That an extension of the current agreement between Leeds City Council and Norfolk Property Services until 31st of March 2022, be agreed;

 

(b)  That the extension of the Joint Venture Company between Leeds City Council and Norfolk Property Services for a further 10 years (with a break clause in years 2, 5 and 7), be agreed;

 

(c)  That the necessary authority be delegated to the Director of City Development, in order to enable the Director to finalise the contractual terms between Leeds City Council and NPS Leeds Ltd.;

 

(d)  That it be noted that the implementation and management of the contract with NPS is overseen by the Chief Officer for Asset Management and Regeneration.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Resources

Other reasons / organisations consulted

All directorates have been consulted through established internal governance processes.  The Executive Member for Resources and the Leader of the Council have been briefed via the appropriate briefing sessions.

Consultees

All LCC directorates.

NPS Leeds Ltd – Board of Directors and staff.

The Executive Member for Resources.

Leader of the Council.

LCC Trade Unions.

Contact: Edward Staveley, Project Officer, Children's Services 0113 378 7204 Email: edward.staveley@leeds.gov.uk.

Report author: Edward Staveley

Publication date: 19/11/2021

Date of decision: 17/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Executive Board

Effective from: 27/11/2021

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