Decision details

Transformation Support Enabling Services Review Phase 2

Decision Maker: Director of Finance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Finance has approved the award of a contract to C.Co for a duration of 6 months at a cost of £140,000 to support the delivery of Transformational change at Wirral MBC to fundamentally shift the ESR Programme from a short-term tactical programme to over-arching (from short through long-term) and strategic objectives. There will be resultant restructures from the ESR Programme which deliver the short-term benefits and in parallel the mobilisation of programmes which deliver both medium and long-term benefits.

Reasons for the decision:

The new contract will be in place on 1st December 2023 and will provide consultancy services and transformational design where resource is not currently available in the Council. The services have been contracted via Bloom, a Vendor Neutral Contracting Vehicle for procuring professional services within the Public Sector and is a compliant route to market.

Alternative options considered:

Current resource not available internally to deliver with impact and pace in-line with the timescales for benefit realisation.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

The decision has been taken under Part 3 Section C - Overview and Scheme of Delegations of Authority to Officers as the decision is not reserved to a Committee or Sub-Committee and the Director is satisfied that paragraphs 2(a) to 2(c) apply.


Background Papers


Transformational Support, ESR Programme Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council Costed Proposal Date: 22nd September May 2023, Natalie Abraham C.Co.

Publication date: 14/11/2023

Date of decision: 14/11/2023