Issue - meetings
Parks and Countryside Service Modernisation Project - Plant Equipment and Vehicles Capital Investment Programme
Meeting: 12/04/2012 - Cabinet (Item 409)
A report by the Director of Technical Services sought approval for the proposed plant and equipment capital investment programme to modernise the Parks and Countryside Service.
The Parks and Countryside Service Modernisation Project was a complex multi-disciplinary project with the purpose of establishing a modern, cost effective and efficient service comparable to that offered by the private sector by spring 2013.
An Outline Delivery Plan was endorsed by Cabinet at its meeting on 24 November 2011 (Minute No. 205 refers) and has been set out under four key workstreams all reporting to a Project Board:
Ø Policy, Processes and Performance
Ø Human Resources
Ø Communication and Engagement
A progress report on the modernisation of the service and achievement of the Delivery Plan has also been considered at this Cabinet meeting. (Minute No. 404 refers)
At the Cabinet meeting on 12 January 2012 approval was given to use £500,000 of the existing Capital Programme allocation for Cultural Services assets to purchase plant and equipment necessary to deliver the Highways Grounds Maintenance aspect of the Parks and Countryside Service from 1 February 2012 (Minute No. 261 refers).
This report now sought approval for a comprehensive programme of investment in plant and equipment to enable the modernisation and continuous improvement of the Parks and Countryside Service.
(1) subject to the agreement of the Council:
(a) the proposed Plant and Equipment Capital Investment Programme outlined in the report be approved;
(b) the corresponding amendment of the Council’s Capital Programme be approved;
(2) the report be referred to Council for ratification;
(3) officers be thanked for their hard work on this project; and
(4) the Deputy Director of Technical Services be instructed to prepare a note on the project costs for Councillor J Green.
Meeting: 15/03/2012 - Cabinet (Item 340)
A report by the Director of Technical Services advised the Cabinet of his decision, in consultation with the Chief Executive, to purchase second-hand vehicles and equipment valued at £54,549 from Continental Landscapes Limited in accordance with Contract Procedure Rule (CPR) 21 ‘Exceptions to Procurement Procedure’.
The action to procure these second-hand vehicles and equipment from Continental Landscapes Limited, outside of normal procurement procedures had been taken because it had not been possible to undertake a procurement exercise to purchase this specialist equipment in time for service commencement by the Council and also because it represented value-for-money for the Council.
Councillor L Rennie informed that she had seen the re-evaluation process and as far as she was concerned, this procurement exercise was a good deal for the Council.
That the decision taken by the Director of Technical Services, in consultation with the Chief Executive, to purchase second-hand vehicles and equipment valued at £54,549 from Continental Landscapes Limited in accordance with Contract Procedure Rule (CPR) 21 ‘Exceptions to Procurement Procedure’ be noted.