Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Monday, 8th July, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX

Contact: Victoria Lower
020 8726 6000 x14773  Email: victoria.lower@croydon.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 June 2019 as an accurate record.

3.

Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.

4.

Urgent Business (If any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

5.

Croydon Digital Strategy pdf icon PDF 360 KB

Officer: Jacqueline Harris Baker

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions.

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.    Adopt the Digital Strategy 2019-2024, attached to the report at Appendix 1; and

 

2.    In the event that the Digital Strategy is only approved subject to comments, to delegate to the Chief Digital Officer acting in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources authority to revise and approve the final strategy taking on board any comments received from Cabinet.

6.

July Financial Review pdf icon PDF 473 KB

Officer: Jacqueline Harris Baker

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions.

 

RESOLVED: To approve

 

1.    The approach to ensuring the financial challenge of the period 2019/22 continues to be managed efficiently and effectively including delegation of decisions on measures to deliver the 2019/20 budget to the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources in consultation with the relevant Cabinet member as set out in paragraph 4.12 of the report;

 

2.    The revised capital programme as detailed in section 5 and appendices 1 and 2 of the report; and

 

3.    The continued use of capital receipts for funding transformations as detailed in section 6 of the report.

 

RESOLVED: To note

 

4.    The final outturn of the 2018/19 budget as detailed in section 3 of the report; and

 

5.    The update on the Revolving Investment Fund as detailed in section 3.21 of the report.

7.

Stage 2 Responses to Recommendations arising from Scrutiny & Overview Committee on 30 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 15 KB

Officer: Jacqueline Harris Baker

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions.

 

RESOLVED: To approve the response and action plans attached to the report at Appendix A and that these be reported to the Scrutiny and Overview Committee or relevant Sub-Committees.

 

8.

Investing in our Borough pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Officer: Jacqueline Harris Baker

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions.

 

RESOLVED: To approve

 

1.    The procurement strategy for the establishment of Adult Care Social Services Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS) for the initial period of five years with an option to extend for a further five years as set out at agenda item 8a; and

 

2.    The award of contracts for School Places for Pupils with SEN in accordance with the recommendations set out in the report at agenda item 8b.

 

RESOLVED: To recommend

 

3.    To the Leader of the Council that prior to the next meeting of Cabinet in September, in respect of any contracts and property acquisitions and disposals valued over £500k and that have not previously been notified or reported to Cabinet, the nominated Cabinet Member in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources or, where the nominated member is the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources in consultation with the Leader, be authorised to agree the award of such contracts. Note that any awards made under this delegation will be notified in the standard contracts report to the next meeting of Cabinet.

 

RESOLVED: To note

 

4.    The contracts over £500,000 anticipated to be awarded by the nominated Cabinet Member, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources or, where the nominated Cabinet Member is the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, in consultation with the Leader; and

 

5.    The list of delegated award decisions made by the Director of Commissioning and Procurement between 12/05/2019 to 11/06/2019.

8a

Adult Social Care Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) Procurement Strategy pdf icon PDF 329 KB

Officer: Guy Van Dichele

Key decision: no

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions.

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.    Approve the overall procurement strategy detailed in this report for the establishment of three Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS 1, DPS 2, and DPS 3), for the commissioning and procurement of Croydon’s Adult and Young People’s Social Care services for Council residents at a total maximum annual value (to Croydon) of up to £105,000,000 for a initial period of five (5) years, with the ability to extend for up to a further five (5) years;

 

2.    Note that access to the three Dynamic Purchasing Systems will be made available for the Council’s health partners including the Croydon One Alliance,  the Clinical Commissioning Group, and SLaM which has been estimated to  increase the total maximum value of the DPS’s to up to £1,500,000,000 over the full 10 year period; and

 

3.    Note that the Director of Commissioning and Procurement has approved to waive the standard evaluation criteria ratio under Regulation 21 to 60% Quality and 40% Cost in accordance with Regulation 18 of the Councils Tenders and Contracts Regulations, for the reasons set out in paragraph 3.9 of the report.

8b

Commissioning of School Places for Pupils with SEND - The Beckmead Trust & Enhanced Learning Provisions with mainstream schools pdf icon PDF 612 KB

Officer: Robert Henderson

Key decision: yes

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions.

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.    Approve the award of contract for school places for pupils with SEND as recommended by the Contracts and Commissioning Board, to The Beckmead Trust for a contract term of five (5) years at a maximum contract value of £25,756,000;

 

2.    Approve the award of contracts for school places for pupils with SEND as recommended by the Contracts and Commissioning Board, to the sixteen (16) Enhanced Learning Provisions (ELPs) listed in this report, for a contract term of five (5) years at a maximum contract value of £10,335,000; and

 

3.    Note that the Director of Commissioning and Procurement has approved a waiver in order to direct award the contracts in accordance with Regulation 18a of the Council’s Tenders and Contracts Regulations.  

9.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:

 

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”

10.

Young Mayor pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Cabinet Member: Councillor Alisa Flemming

Officer: Robert Henderson

Key decision: yes

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions.

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.    Recognise and commend the excellent work of the Young Mayor, William Awomoyi, and Deputy, Shea Williams, in the last year;

 

2.    Reinstate Croydon’s membership with the British Youth Council to ensure that Croydon’s Young People are represented at the UK Youth Parliament;

 

3.    Note the extension of the current Young Mayor’s Term to March 2020 to fall in line with British Youth Council Membership and UK Youth Parliament (at paragraph 3.13 of the report);

 

4.    Note that the ongoing commitment and resource to sustain and support the Young Mayor’s role and for the benefit of Croydon’s children and young people (at paragraph 3.20 of the report); and

 

5.    Note the suggestions and ongoing considerations for the Young Mayor and Deputy to be provided with more direction on how to spend the Young Mayors fund while still allowing them to be creative (at paragraph 3.9 of the report).

11.

Climate Change pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Officer: Shifa Mustafa

Key decision: no

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions.

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.    Establish a new working group, to bring together existing work and identify any gaps or further opportunities to reduce the Council’s carbon emissions and encourage and support residents and businesses to be more sustainable;

 

2.    Agree that at the outset this working group be chaired by the Leader of the Council in recognition of sustainability needing to cover everything we do;

 

3.    Receive an annual report from the working group on progress.

 

RESOLVED: To recommend that Council:

 

1.    Notes the impact that climate change is already having around the world and the need for urgent action at an international, national and local level;

 

2.    Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’;

 

3.    Notes the work and commitment that the Council has already made towards sustainability;

 

4.    Establish a target for Croydon Council be become carbon neutral by 2030;

 

5.    Work with the Mayor of London to meet the aim for London to be a zero-carbon city by 2050;

 

6.    Call on the UK Government to provide the powers, resources and help with funding to make this possible;

 

7.    Work with communities across Croydon to ensure that all residents and businesses are empowered and encouraged to play their part in making the Croydon the most sustainable borough in London; and

 

8.    Note the important role of all elected Members in leading this agenda.