Decisions

Details of officer decisions relating to planning applications.

Decisions published

08/11/2019 - Approval to Award - West Yorkshire Urban Traffic Control System Contract ref: 50287    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 08/11/2019

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The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation) approves the award of the West Yorkshire Urban Traffic Control System contract to Dynniq UK Ltd in the sum of £1,121,983.70.
The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation) gives authority to inject £1,225,000 into the Highways Capital programme funded by pre-approved WYCA (West Yorkshire Combined Authority) grant funding.
The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation) gives authority to spend the funding of £1,225,000 on the approved West Yorkshire UTC system funded by WYCA.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joel Dodsworth


08/11/2019 - Proposed Time Limited Waiting Bay - Beeston & Holbeck Ward ref: 50286    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 08/11/2019

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The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation)
i) approved the design and implementation of the proposed Traffic Regulation Order, fully funded from Section 106 contributions at an estimated cost of £7,500. Details are shown on drawing number TM-18-391-TRO-02; and
ii) requested the City Solicitor to advertise the draft Traffic Regulation Order and if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the Orders as advertised.

Wards affected: Beeston and Holbeck;

Lead officer: Gary Pritchard


08/11/2019 - Proposed Car Club, Loading & Time Limited Waiting Bays, Little London & Woodhouse Ward ref: 50285    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 08/11/2019

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Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation)
i) approved the design and implementation of the proposed Traffic Regulation Order, fully funded from Section 106 contributions at an estimated cost of £7,500. Details are shown on drawing number TM-18-391-TRO-01; and
ii) requested the City Solicitor to advertise the draft Traffic Regulation Order and if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the Orders as advertised.

Wards affected: Little London and Woodhouse;

Lead officer: Gary Pritchard


08/11/2019 - LPTIP Bus Delivery, Door to Door Scheme – Funding Injection and approval to spend ref: 50284    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 08/11/2019

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Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation) authorised the injection and gave authority to spend £339k from the LPTIP Bus Delivery (Digital Hub) Door to Door scheme into the LCC Capital Programme in order to support the development of the scheme to Full Business Case

Wards affected: Beeston and Holbeck;

Lead officer: Shanaz Mason


08/11/2019 - Boston Spa Traffic Regulation Order and Build-outs ref: 50283    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 08/11/2019

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Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation)
i) noted the contents of the report;
ii) approved the detailed design and introduction of a package of waiting restrictions in Boston Spa and the surrounding area as outlined in section 3.1 and shown on Drawing Nos TM-33-145-CON-(02 to 10) excluding drawing TM-33-145-CON-08;
iii) gave authority to incur expenditure of up to £6500 made up of £3500 works costs, £1000 legal fees and £2000 staff fees, fully funded from the Churchfields Section 106 contribution; and
iv) requested the City Solicitor to advertise a draft Traffic Regulation Order to implement the measures in item 3.1 and, if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the order as advertised.

Wards affected: Wetherby;

Lead officer: Nick Borras


07/11/2019 - City of Leeds Tree Preservation Order (No.3) 2019 Hill Top Commercial Centre, Houghley Lane, Bramley ref: 50282    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Planning Officer

Decision published: 07/11/2019

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Decision:

The Chief Planning Officer has agreed that the above Tree Preservation Order will be confirmed as per the report of the City Solicitor (Corporate Governance)

Wards affected: Armley;

Lead officer: Kate Stephenson


07/11/2019 - Response to Deputation - Save TV Harrison Sports Ground ref: 50280    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 07/11/2019

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The Director of City Development has noted the contents of this report and approved as the response to the Deputation.

Wards affected: Farnley and Wortley;

Lead officer: Mark Denton


07/11/2019 - The designation of the Shadwell Holywell Triangle Conservation Area and the adoption of the Shadwell Holywell Triangle Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan ref: 50279    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Planning Officer

Decision published: 07/11/2019

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The Chief Planning Officer approved the following:
i) The designation of the proposed Shadwell Holywell Triangle Conservation Area boundary, as shown, on the attached plan (Appendix 2), with effect from 8th November 2019.
ii) Adoption of the Shadwell Holywell Triangle Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan (attached appendix 3) as non-statutory planning guidance (and as such with weight as a material consideration) with effect from 8th November 2019.

Wards affected: Harewood;

Lead officer: Clare Wallace


07/11/2019 - Apprenticeship Levy End Point Assessment 2019-27 Provider Contracts ref: 50278    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 07/11/2019

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The Chief Officer Employment and Skills approved:

a) The award of an eight year contract for £0 value to undertake apprenticeships end point-assessment to Council apprentices under the Council Apprenticeship Levy Programme 2019-27 to one provider as set out in the Confidential Appendix 1

b) The recommended maximum annual Apprenticeships levy draw-down set out in Confidential Appendix 1 allowing individual provider orders to be raised on demand and in accordance with Contract Procedure Rules to enable effective programme management to maximise Council apprenticeships outcomes.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martyn Long


07/11/2019 - Apprenticeship Levy Training Programme - 2019-24 Provider Contracts ref: 50277    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 07/11/2019

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The Chief Officer Employment and Skills approved:

a) The award of five year contracts for £0 value to deliver apprenticeships training provision to Council staff under the Council Apprenticeship Levy Programme 2019-24 to four providers as set out in the Confidential Appendix 1

b) The recommended maximum annual Apprenticeships levy draw-down set out in Confidential Appendix 1 allowing individual provider orders to be raised on demand and in accordance with Contract Procedure Rules to enable effective programme management to maximise Council apprenticeships outcomes.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martyn Long


15/11/2019 - Design & Cost Report for Primary School Kitchen Investment ref: 50281    

Investment of £1.5m in primary school heavy kitchen equipment where schools agree to longer term SLAs/contracts.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 23/11/2019

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing:

a)  Gave Authority to Spend of £1.5m from within the approved Capital Programme 2019-20 for primary schools kitchen equipment investment.

b)  Authorised a procurement exercise for the supply and fitting of school kitchen equipment.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mandy Snaith


06/11/2019 - Permission to extend the Independent Travel Training (Travel Buddy) contract by a period of 12 months ref: 50275    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 06/11/2019

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The Chief Officer, Partnership & Health agreed to extend the contract for the Independent Travel Training (Travel Buddy) scheme for an initial 12 month period, from1st January 2020 in line with the Council’s Procedure Rules (CPR) 21.1 and 21.2.

The Chief Officer, Partnership & Health agreed to vary the contract to include a 4 month break clause and an amendment of the pricing structure by just under 15%, in line with CPR’s 21.5 to 21.8.

The total value of this 12 month extension will be up to £250k

Wards affected: Various;

Lead officer: John Bradshaw


06/11/2019 - Extension of Mixed Dry Recyclate treatment Contract ref: 50276    Recommendations Approved

The Deputy Chief Officer for Waste Management is recommended to approve the extension of the Contract which deals with Mixed dry recyclates from households in Leeds. The decision is a key decision due to the value >£500k.

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 06/11/2019

Effective from: 06/11/2019

Decision:

The Deputy Chief Officer for Waste Management noted the content of this report and agreed to the 2 year extension from 7th November 2019 of the existing contract with HW Martin Waste Ltd to treat the recyclates collected through the green bin kerbside collections. This would see the ultimate expiry of the contract being 6th November 2021.

The Deputy Chief Officer also approved the request to exempt this decision from call in due to the reasons outlined in the report.

The service is also granted approval to commence a new procurement exercise to replace this existing arrangement once it expires in November 2021.

Lead officer: Stephen Holmes


05/11/2019 - Request to waive Contract Procedure Rules 8.1 and 8.2 to enter into a direct contract with the National Development Team for Inclusion to take part in ‘The Art of Commissioning’ Programme. ref: 50274    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 05/11/2019

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a) The Director of Adults and Health approved the waiver of CPRs 8.1 (requirement of competition) and 8.2 (invitation of a minimum of three written tenders), using the authority set out in CPR 1.3, to award a contract to National Development Team for Inclusion for a period of 2 years to enable Leeds City Council to participate in the ‘Art of Commissioning’ programme.
b) The Director of Adults and Health to note that the Commissioning Programme Leader for Older People will implement the contract with NDTi as soon as possible following the decision being made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Morgan


05/11/2019 - Holts Crest Way Objection Report ref: 50273    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 05/11/2019

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Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation)
i) noted the contents of this report;
ii) considered and over-ruled the objections to Leeds City Council (Traffic Regulation) (Waiting Restriction) (No.4) Order (Little London & Woodhouse) 2019;
iii) requested the City Solicitor to make, seal and implement Leeds City Council (Traffic Regulation) (Waiting Restriction) (No.4) Order (Little London & Woodhouse) 2019; and
iv) requested the City Solicitor to write to the objectors informing them of the Chief Officer’s (Highways and Transportation) decision.


Wards affected: Little London and Woodhouse;

Lead officer: Michael De-Lucchi


13/11/2019 - Authority to Procure Contractors to support Leeds Building Services' to deliver a programme for the supply and installation of communal entrance doors to housing blocks ref: 50272    

Seeking approval for the procurement of a contract to support Leeds Building Services with the supply and installation of communal entrance doors, to housing blocks, city wide. The contract will be for an initial 3 years with an option to extend for 2 further 12 months periods. The total value of the contract, including extensions, is £1.5m (£300k p/a) and we will be looking to award the contract to up to 2 contractors with an estimated start date of 1st April 2020

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 21/11/2019

Decision:

In accordance with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules 3.1.6, the Director of Resources and Housing approved the recommended procurement route for the appointment of up to 2 contractors to undertake the replacement of communal entrance doors required to Housing Leeds stock. The contract has an estimated value of £300,000 per annum, for a term of 3 years from the 1st April 2020, plus 2 x 12 months optional extensions with a potential total contract value of £1.5m.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Thomas Regan


04/11/2019 - Diversion of Claimed Public Footpath at South Park Mills, Hare Lane, Pudsey LS28 8DR ref: 50271    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 04/11/2019

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The Natural Environment Manager authorised the City Solicitor:
(a) to make and advertise a Public Path Diversion Order in accordance with Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, in respect of a claimed public footpath as shown on the map attached (Background Document A)
and
(b) to confirm the order, subject to there being no objections or, in the event of objections which cannot be withdrawn, for the order to be referred to the Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for determination

Wards affected: Pudsey;

Lead officer: Claire Tregembo


04/11/2019 - Approval of Director of Resources & Housing Sub-delegation scheme ref: 50270    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 04/11/2019

Effective from: 04/11/2019

Decision:

The Director of Resources & Housing has approved the sub-delegation scheme attached as Appendix 1 to the attached report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Baker


01/11/2019 - Request to assign the Neighbourhood Network grant awards for North Seacroft and South Seacroft to the newly merged charity Seacroft Friends and Neighbours ref: 50269    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 01/11/2019

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The Director of Adults and Health approved the assignment of Neighbourhood Network grants North Seacroft (Area 12) and South Seacroft (Area 4) from the charities North Seacroft Good Neighbours and South Seacroft Friends and Neighbours to the newly formed charity Seacroft Friends and Neighbours.

Wards affected: Killingbeck and Seacroft;

Lead officer: David Peel


01/11/2019 - Waiver of Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs) 8.1 and 8.2 using the authority set out in CPR 3.1 to enter into a contract with AKD Solutions for the provision of Complaints Training for Adults and Health staff. ref: 50268    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 01/11/2019

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a) The Director of Adults and Health agreed to waive Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs) 8.1 and 8.2 using the authority set out in CPR 3.1 to award a contract to AKD Solutions for the provision of complaints training for Adults and Health Directorate staff and staff of commissioned service providers who are involved in resolution of complaints, for the period of 5 years at a maximum value of £16,000 per annum, with a total value of £80,000 for the full contract period and £96,000 to include the option to extend for a further year. The contract commenced on the 25 October 2019 and will expire on the 24 October 2024 with a potential 12 month extension.
a) The Director of Adults and Health noted that the Head of Complaints is responsible for implementation and will implement the contract with AKD Solutions as soon as possible.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Judith Kasolo


01/11/2019 - Request to gain authority to extend the Leeds Cancer Awareness contract in accordance with Contracts Procedure Rule 21.1 with Unique Improvements Ltd. ref: 50267    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision published: 01/11/2019

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The Director of Public Health approved the extension of the Leeds Cancer Awareness contract with Unique Improvements Ltd under Contracts Procedure Rule 21.1 for 24 months commencing 1st April 2020 at a cost of £147,360K.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Cath Roff


31/10/2019 - Former Polestar Building, Whitehall Road, Leeds ref: 50266    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 31/10/2019

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The Director of City Development and Chief Officer (Financial Services)have given their approval to the leasing of the former Polestar building at Whitehall Road to develop a film and TV studio on the terms set out in the report and provide authority to spend from Capital Scheme Number 33054/TVF/000 to fund the Council’s loan to Versa (Whitehall Road) Limited and SDLT detailed in the accompanying confidential appendix 2

Wards affected: Beeston and Holbeck;

Lead officer: Nigel Robinson


30/10/2019 - Lift Replacement programme 2018/19-2020/21:- Year 3 delivery plan ref: 50265    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 30/10/2019

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The Director of Resources and Housing agreed to approve the delivery of the year 3 lift replacement programme by the issue of a task order in early November 2019 to instruct Lifts Engineering Services (LES) via the use of the CHIC (Central Housing Investment Consortia) Term Partnering Contract for Passenger Lifts. This will allow the delivery of an agreed programme of works for lift replacements in year 3 (2020/21) to the sum of £3.2m.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Nelson


29/10/2019 - 12 month extension of bill payment contract with Allpay Ltd from 1/4/2020 ref: 50264    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 29/10/2019

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The Director of Resources and Housing approved the 12 month extension of this contract in line with the terms of the current contract. The value of the contract is approximately £200,000 per annum and the extension will run from 1st April 2020.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Levitt


29/10/2019 - Phase 2 of Leeds PIPES district heating network ref: 50263    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 29/10/2019

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The Director of Resources and Housing noted the content of this report and approved spend of up to £500,000 for early works to phase 2 of the Leeds PIPES DHN through issuing instructions via the phase 1 design and build contract with Vital Energi Utilities.

Wards affected: Little London and Woodhouse;

Lead officer: George Munson


29/10/2019 - Hawksworth Road & Area TRO, Horsforth – Objection Report ref: 50261    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 29/10/2019

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Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation)
i) noted the contents of the report;
ii) considered and over-ruled the objections raised to Leeds City Council (Traffic Regulation) (Waiting Restrictions) (No.26) 2013, Amendment Order No.2 2019;
iii) requested the City Solicitor to make, seal and implement Leeds City Council (Traffic Regulation) (Waiting Restrictions) (No.26) 2013, Amendment Order No.2 2019; and
iv) requested the City Solicitor to write to the objector informing them of the decision taken by the Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation).

Wards affected: Horsforth;

Lead officer: Jonathan Waters


29/10/2019 - Section 116 Highways Act 1980 – Stopping Up Order – Area of Adopted Highway at Corn Exchange, Leeds, LS1 7BR ref: 50260    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 29/10/2019

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The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation) instructed the City Solicitor to apply to the magistrates’ court for a stopping up order under Section 116 of the Highways Act 1980 for the area of adopted highway shown in red on Drawing SD/217960/Z223/01.

Wards affected: Little London and Woodhouse;

Lead officer: Nicholas Gardiner


29/10/2019 - Authority to Award: Council Tax and Business Rate Feasibility Study (Contract Ref: DN439107). ref: 50262    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

The Chief Officer of Sustainable Energy and Air Quality:
• noted the content of this report, and
• approved the award of the contract to Alma Economics Ltd to undertake the Council Tax and Business Rate Feasibility Study.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tom Knowland


28/10/2019 - HGV Ban along local roads in Gildersome Village, Morley North – Proposed 7.5t Weight Limit Order ref: 50256    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision published: 28/10/2019

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The Chief Officer (Highways & Transportation)
i) authorised the City Solicitor to advertise a draft Traffic Regulation Movement Order to implement a 7.5t Weight Limit Order on Gildersome Lane, Town Street, New Lane, College Road and Street Lane and if no valid objections are received, to make, seal and implement the Order as advertised’
ii) approved the detailed design and implementation of the associated works on Gildersome Lane, Town Street, New Lane, College Road and Street Lane to implement a 7.5t Weight Limit Order, as shown on drawing TM/25/209/TRO/01; and
iii) gave authority to incur expenditure of £15,000, which comprises of £10,000 works costs, £5,000 staff fees and legal fees, fully funded from a Section 106 agreement contribution attached to planning consent 12/02470/OT.

Wards affected: Morley South;

Lead officer: Mandeep Flora


28/10/2019 - Authority to Spend - Acquisition and demolition of The Gate (Former Public House), Kentmere Avenue, Seacroft, LS14 ref: 50255    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 28/10/2019

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The Head of Council Housing Growth:
a) Authorised the lease acquisition expenditure set out in Confidential Appendix 1 .
b) Authorised the expenditure required to demolish the former public house building on the site detailed in Confidential Appendix 1.
c) Noted that these costs are to be funded from existing Council Housing Growth Programme unallocated budget (capital scheme 16692/000/000) - with the ultimate decision about funding mix for the scheme, including these costs, to be delegated to the Director of Resources and Housing.
d) Noted that a report is being submitted in parallel with this report to the Chief Officer, Asset Management and Regeneration to approve the lease acquisition terms.

Wards affected: Killingbeck and Seacroft;

Lead officer: Liz Milne


05/11/2019 - Authority to Procure in line with CPR 3.1.6 - Contractors to support Leeds Building Services' delivery of Scaffolding Works to Housing and Non-Housing Properties, including Emergency Structural Support ref: 50258    

Leeds Building Services (LBS) are looking for external contractors to support the service for the supply, erection, maintenance and dismantling of scaffolding to Housing Leeds properties and Leeds City Council’s non-housing properties citywide, to enable LBS to conduct both planned and responsive works to properties throughout the city, including responding to emergencies. This may include the re-roofing of buildings, installing/repairing windows, brickwork repairs, etc.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision published: 28/10/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

In accordance with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules 3.1.6, the Director of Resources & Housing approved the use of a below OJEU threshold tendering process as the procurement route to establish a framework with up to 3 contractors for a term of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 1 x 12 month period, with an estimated annual spend of £450,000 and a potential total framework value of £1.8m.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Thomas Regan


05/11/2019 - DPS (Dynamic Purchasing System) for the Recycling of Garden Waste ref: 50259    

Authority to commence a DPS procurement for the recycling of garden waste

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision published: 28/10/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

The Deputy Chief Officer for Waste Management noted the content of this report and under CPR 3.1.6 and 3.1.8 approved establishing a 12 year DPS for garden and food waste from April 2020 to March 2032 using the process outlined in this report and the evaluation criteria that has been specified.  The contract is split into four 3 year Call Offs and has a current value of £12.4 million over the possible full 12 year term and an annual value of just over £1 million.

 

The Deputy Chief Officer for Waste Management also approved the acceptance onto the DPS of all suppliers who successfully pass the Standard Selection Questionnaire (SSQ) and the subsequent award of contracts to those suppliers who are successful in the further competitions under the DPS as detailed in this report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rosie Harvey


28/10/2019 - Approval to vary and extend the White Rose Framework Agreement for the supply of the provision and education to young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) on behalf of Yorkshire and Humber regional partners, and to award to new ref: 50227    Recommendations Approved

Approval is required to vary and extend an existing the White Rose Framework Agreement (WRFA) for the supply of the provision and education to young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) on behalf of Yorkshire and Humber regional partners, and to award to new providers following the refresh process.

This decision is as a direct consequence of DN201548 which included the annual refresh process to invite new service providers to a framework agreement and to vary the existing framework agreement for SEND service providers.

The current framework will expire on 31/03/2020 and includes the option to extend for a further 12 months period, from 01/04/2019 to 31/3/2021.

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 18/10/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

The Director of Children and Families agreed to:

 

  • vary and extend the White Rose Regional Framework Agreement for Independent Education or Education and Care Placements for Children with Special Education Needs and Disability; and

 

  • award the framework agreement for the supply of the provision and education to young people with special needs education and disabilities to new providers, following the refresh process.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rebecca Fenwick