Decisions

Decisions published

11/07/2024 - Contract Award: Structural Engineer Design Services (2) ref: 5690    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Decision published: 15/07/2024

Effective from: 11/07/2024

Decision:

The Director of Regeneration and Place has decided to award a contract to Civic Engineers Limited (Company number 06824088) as reserve consultant to provide the structural engineering design services (“the Services”) .

The Contact is for initial 3-year period, commencing 8th July 2024, with an option to extend a further two 12 month periods .

Lead officer: Tania Olsson


11/07/2024 - Contract Award: Structural Engineer Design Services (1) ref: 5689    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Place

Decision published: 15/07/2024

Effective from: 11/07/2024

Decision:

The Director of Regeneration and Place has decided to award a contract to Mason Clark Associated Limited (Company number 02537113) be as lead consultant to provide the structural engineering design service (“the Services”).

The Contact is for initial 3-year period, commencing 7th July 2024, with an option to extend a further two 12 month periods.

Lead officer: Tania Olsson


14/06/2024 - AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR MAINSTAY ACCESS GATEWAY ref: 5686    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Housing

Decision published: 09/07/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

The Director of Housing Services has awarded the contract for the Mainstay Access Gateway which will run from 1st July 2024 – 31st June 2027 with a further 2 options to extend to 2029.


09/07/2024 - Homeless Support Services - 16 and 17 year old provision ref: 5687    For Determination

Under Housing Law, the Council has a statutory duty to secure suitable accommodation for an individual presenting as homeless if there is reason to believe they are homeless, eligible for assistance and in priority need. Those in priority need include young people aged 16-17.

 

For adults, the definition of ‘suitable accommodation’ may include emergency housing such as B&B accommodation, or temporary housing such as standard residential accommodation. However, for homeless 16- & 17-year-olds, statutory guidance states that B&B accommodation is never suitable for this cohort, and that it is not usually appropriate to place any 16- or 17-year-old in temporary accommodation that does not provide on-site support.

 

In March 2024, the Housing Department undertook a competitive procurement process for the delivery of a Supported Housing Service for homeless 16/17-year-olds. The contract term for this service will be for one (1) year from 11th July 2024 until 10th July 2025 with the option to extend the contract by a further two (2) years. The total identified global budget for the potential maximum 3 years of the contract will be £1,330,314.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Place

Decision published: 09/07/2024

Effective from: 13/07/2024

Decision:

The Director of Regeneration & Place has decided to approve the award of a one (1) year contract, with two (2) twelve-month options to extend, in relation to the delivery of a Supported Housing Service for homeless 16 & 17 year olds commencing on the 11th July and running until the 10th July 2027 (if all extension options are taken) to Forum Housing Association within the approved budget and as the highest scoring tenderer in accordance with the Most Economically Advantageous Tender criteria.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lisa Newman


05/07/2024 - Families First for Children Pathfinder in Wirral and The Early Help Alliance ref: 5684    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children, Families and Education

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 05/07/2024

Decision:

To agree to a variation to the current Early Help Alliance contract to enable them to deliver the following projects as part of Families First for Children Pathfinder programme:

• Befriending – £100k
• Parent Forums – 25k
• Advocacy and co-production – £280k and 50k
• Consultancy/Supporting Schools - £10k

The variation is for total value of £465,000 for the period from 1st August 2024 – 31st March 2025.

Lead officer: Helen Hayes


05/07/2024 - Strategic Transport Contract ref: 5685    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Place

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 11/07/2024

Decision:

The Director of Finance has decided to approve the direct award of a contract for strategic transport support services to Mott MacDonald Limited pursuant to Lot 7 of the Multi-Disciplinary NHS Shared Business Services Healthcare Planning Construction Consultancy and Ancillary Services Framework, to run for a period of 24 months from 8 July 2024. 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julie Barnes


02/07/2024 - Specialist Business Support Commissions ref: 5682    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Finance

Decision published: 04/07/2024

Effective from: 02/07/2024

Decision:

The Director of Regeneration and Place has approved the commencement of two procurement exercises to commission specialist business support provision at a total value of £300,000. The first commission is for an accelerator or ‘innovation sprint’ programme for an emerging cluster of creative, digital, and tech businesses and entrepreneurs in Wirral. The second commission is for a specialist support programme that will offer Wirral music industry peer-to-peer support through a network of experts in the field. Subject to the successful appointment of suitable qualified providers, in accordance with the Most Economically Advantageous Tender evaluation criteria, both commissions are expected to commence in July 2024 and complete by 31 March 2025.

Lead officer: Ryder Jones


03/07/2024 - Property Acquisitions for Local Authority Housing Fund (LAHF) 2 ref: 5683    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Place

Decision published: 03/07/2024

Effective from: 03/07/2024

Decision:

The acquisition of the properties listed in the exempt appendix including the additional expenditure on HM Land Registry Fees, Stamp Duty Land Tax and associated costs are approved. 

Lead officer: Sarah Duncan


02/07/2024 - Replacement Roof to Meadowside School ref: 5681    Recommendations Approved

The Director of Regeneration and Place has agreed to approve that a the contract be awarded to undertake the replacement roof works to Meadowside School within approved budget and in accordance with the lowest fixed priced criteria. 

 

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Place

Decision published: 02/07/2024

Effective from: 06/07/2024

Decision:

The Director of Regeneration and Place has approved the commencement of a procurement process for the replacement roof works and carrying out of structural repairs & drainage works to Meadowside School, Pool Lane, Woodchurch with the preferred tenderer to be selected on the lowest tender basis via a Further Competition utilising the Procure Partnerships PCR 2015 Compliant Framework, North West £50,000 to £1,000,000 Construction Partners Lot.

 

Lead officer: Paul Caldwell


24/06/2024 - Simplification Pathfinder Pilot Board ref: 5679    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Law and Corporate Services (Monitoring Officer)

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

The Director of Law and Corporate Services has reviewed and approved the revised Terms of Reference for the Simplification Pathfinder Pilot Board as set out in Appendix 1 of this report.

Lead officer: Kate Pierce