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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

146.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Burgess and Shaikh.

147.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

 

None.

148.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Decision:

CONFIRMED.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting on 21 May 2015 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

149.

GP Appointment Systems - Executive Members response to the Health & Care Scrutiny Committee's Recommendations pdf icon PDF 281 KB

Decision:

 

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

 

Councillor Watts thanked the committee for an excellent piece of work and noted the Executive’s dismay at the number of GP practices closing.  The majority of recommendations are for action by health service partners, however the Council is responding to Recommendation 6 and Additional Recommendation 1, as detailed in the report.

RESOLVED:

That the actions being taken forward to address the recommendations of the Health Scrutiny Committee’s review of GP appointment systems be noted.

Reason for decision – to work with partners to improve the accessibility of GP appointment systems.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

150.

Corporate Procurement Strategy 2015-2020 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the new Procurement Strategy 2015/20 be approved.

2.    That the Head of Strategic Procurement will oversee the implementation of any appropriate updates to procurement documentation and/or procedures be noted.

Reason for decision – to provide a clear framework for commissioning that will support the Council’s priorities.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

151.

Parking e-strategy development pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Decision:

 

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:


1. That the contents of the report be noted.

2. That the intended future initiatives for progress, as set out in paragraph 3.8, be noted.

Reason for decision – to further assist with the Council’s E-Strategy and deliver a more convenient and efficient parking service.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

152.

Procurement Strategy - Refurbishing 69-85 Old Street pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Decision:

 

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.               That the procurement strategy for the refurbishment of commercial premises at 69 – 85 Old Street contract as outlined in this report be approved. 

2.               That authority to award the contract to the Corporate Director of Housing and Adult Social Services in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing and Development be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to facilitate the relocation of the Spectrum Youth Project and the dentist surgery from the Redbrick estate to enable their existing premises to be replaced with new homes, including 39 for social rent.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

153.

Procurement Strategy - Energy purchase 2016/17 to 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Decision:

 

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

1.    That the procurement strategy for the Supply of Natural Gas and Electricity as outlined in paragraph 3.7 of the report be approved.
 

2.    That authority to award the contracts be delegated to the Corporate Director of Environment and Regeneration, in consultation with the Executive Member for Finance and Performance.  

 

Reason for decision – to deliver savings and provide continuity of service and security of future supply without incurring additional cost.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

154.

Procurement Strategy - Vaults and Mausolea pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Decision:

 

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

1.    That the procurement strategy for Vaults and Mausolea as outlined at paragraph 3.9 of the report be approved.

2.    That the award of the contract be delegated to the Corporate Director of Environment and Regeneration, in consultation with the Executive Member for Environment and Transport.

 

Reason for decision – to ensure future service provision and choice for residents.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

155.

Procurement strategy - approval of the Islington new build consultants framework agreement pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Decision:

RECOMMENDATION 2.2 AMENDED TO READ: ‘To delegate the key decision of the award of the contract to the Corporate Director of Housing and Adult Social Services, in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing and Development’.

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

1.    That the procurement strategy for Islington Construction Consultants Framework Agreement be approved.

2.    That authority to award the contract be delegated to the Corporate Director of Housing and Adult Social Services, in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing and Development

Reason for decision – To ensure service continuity when the current framework expires on 6 December 2015.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

156.

Procurement Strategy - Wireless network concession pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Decision:

RECOMMENDATION 2.2 AMENDED TO READ: ‘To delegate the key decision of the award of the contract to the Corporate Director of Finance and Resources, in consultation with the Executive Member for Finance and Performance’.

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.1   That the procurement strategy for a Wireless Concession be approved.

1.2   That the award of the contract be delegated to the Corporate Director of Finance and Resources, in consultation with the Executive Member for Finance and Performance.

Reason for decision – to generate revenue savings and income and provide free wireless internet access to some residents.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

157.

Procurement Strategy - Generic housing related Floating Support Services pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

1.    That the procurement strategy for Floating Support services for Islington residents as outlined within this report be agreed.

2.    That the Executive will be asked to approve the award of the contract at the conclusion of the procurement process be noted.

Reason for decision – to provide support to single adults and young people at risk of becoming homeless.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.