Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday 13th December 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Luttrell Room - County Hall, Taunton

Contact: Michael Bryant or Scott Wooldridge  01823 357628 Email: swooldridge@somerset.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest

Details of Cabinet Member interests in District, Town and Parish Councils will be displayed in the meeting room. The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via the Community Governance team.

3.

Minutes from the meeting held on 15 November 2017 pdf icon PDF 260 KB

4.

Public Question Time

The Chairman will allow members of the public to present a petition on any matter within the Cabinet’s remit. Questions or statements about any matter on the agenda for this meeting may be taken at the time when each matter is considered.

5.

Decision to conclude the award of a contract for the provision of highway improvements at Colley Lane Southern Access Road pdf icon PDF 302 KB

To consider the report

Decision:

DECISION

Following consideration of the officer report, confidential appendix and discussion the Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

1.             Agree to award a contract for highway improvements and associated works to deliver the Colley Lane Southern Access Road to the supplier identified in Appendix A, following a competitive process.

 

2.             Agree to allocate a maximum sum of £4.004m towards the scheme funded from the Council’s capital programme to ensure scheme construction can commence whilst other funding sources continue to be explored. A proportion of this is contingency funding released from other major transport projects.

 

3.             Agree the case for exempt information for Appendix A to be treated in confidence, as public disclosure of the commercially sensitive data contained within would prejudice the Council’s position in ensuring competitiveness of future tender processes.

 

4.             To note that the County Council reserves the right to not proceed with the award of a contract should new information come to light during the standstill period and/or before entering into a contract. In this instance, it is recommended that the ECI Commissioning Director and the Director of Commercial and Business Services be given joint delegated authority to take any necessary action to protect the Council interests - this could include a decision not to enter into a contract and go back out to market.

 

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

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Implementation of the National Funding Formula for Schools and High Needs pdf icon PDF 314 KB

To consider the report

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISION

Following consideration of the officer report, appendices and discussion the Cabinet resolved to approve:

 

1.    The approach recommended by Somerset Schools Forum on 21 November 2017 in relation to funding for Schools and High Needs for 2018/19, the final values of which will require approval by Cabinet on 17 January once values are published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in December 2017.

 

2.    Application to the Department for Education (DfE) to disapply the Minimum Funding Guarantee calculation for Pupil Referral Units in 2018/19 (see paragraph 1.16)

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

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Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.