Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday, 14th October 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive from Members, declarations of the existence of any disclosable pecuniary, or non-pecuniary, interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any agenda item. Please see Agenda Notes.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 16th September 2020.

4.

Public Question Time (15 minutes)

The opportunity is given to members of the public to put questions to Cabinet Members or Committee Chairs provided that a question does not relate to:

 

·         Matters which are the subject of current or pending legal proceedings, or

·         Matters relating to employees or former employees of the Council or comments in respect of individual Council Officers

 

If you would like to ask a question at this meeting, please contact democratic.services@gloucester.gov.uk as soon as possible and by Friday 9th October at the latest.

 

5.

Petitions and Deputations (15 minutes)

To receive any petitions or deputations provided that no such petition or deputation is in relation to:

 

·         Matters relating to individual Council Officers, or

·         Matters relating to current or pending legal proceedings

 

If you would like to present a deputation or petition at this meeting, please contact democratic.services@gloucester.gov.uk as soon as possible and by Friday 9th October at the latest.

 

6.

Leader and Cabinet Members' Question Time (15 minutes)

Any Member of the Council may ask the Leader of the Council or any Cabinet Member any question without prior notice, upon:

        

·         Any matter relating to the Council’s administration

·         Any matter relating to any report of the Cabinet appearing on the summons

·         A matter coming within their portfolio of responsibilities

 

Only one supplementary question is allowed per question.

 

If you would like to ask a question at this meeting, please contact democratic.services@gloucester.gov.uk as soon as possible and by Friday 9th October at the latest.

 

7.

Social Value Policy, Toolkit and Gloucester TOM's Measurement pdf icon PDF 314 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods providing an update on the work requested by Cabinet in March 2020 to be carried out and seeking adoption of the Social Value Policy in Appendix 1 for embedding in the City Council’s procurement process.

 

Please note that Appendix 3 is exempt from disclosure to the press and public by virtue of Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended (information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person including the authority holding that information). If Members wish to discuss Appendix 3 the Cabinet will need to resolve to exclude the press and public before doing so.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)  the adoption of the Social Value Policy in Appendix 1 of the report, to be implemented as part of the City Council’s procurement process be approved; and

 

(2)  responsibility be delegated for the management of the Social Value Toolkit and Gloucester TOM’s measurement framework to the Head of Communities, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods and the City Council Solicitor; and

 

(3)  it be noted that by engaging Social Value Portal Limited to support the City Council and bidders in the delivery of social value, successful bidders for City Council contracts will be required to pay a fee to the Social Value Portal as set out in Appendix 3 of the report.

 

8.

Kings Square Update pdf icon PDF 272 KB

To consider the report of the Leader of the Council seeking to secure approval from Members to the capital budget required to implement the Kings Square redevelopment scheme thereby enabling the appointment of a Principal Contractor and a start on site in October 2020.

 

Please note that Appendix A is exempt from disclosure to the press and public by virtue of Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended (information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person including the authority holding that information). If Members wish to discuss Appendix A the Cabinet will need to resolve to exclude the press and public before doing so.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)          the Head of Place in consultation with the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Environment, the Head of Policy and Resources and the Council Solicitor is authorised to enter into a construction contract with a Principal Contractor to implement the Kings Square Redevelopment Scheme within the existing capital programme approved by Council in February 2020

 

(2)          authority be delegated to the Head of Place in consultation with the Council Solicitor to take all necessary steps and undertake necessary procedures, including entering into any legal arrangements or other documentation as may be required to implement or facilitate the Kings Square Redevelopment Scheme

 

(3)          progress be noted on the regeneration and refurbishment of Kings Square and the updated procurement strategy which led to the recommended choice of Principal Contractor.