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23/03/2020 - Code of Practice for Highway Safety Inspections – Change to inspections due to COVID_19 ref: 1787    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

Decision published: 03/04/2020

Effective from: 23/03/2020

Decision:

To amend the Highway Safety Inspection Code of Practice Revised : October 2019, (Clause 2.5) to allow driven safety inspections to be carried out by a single person to ensure that employees are able to follow Public Health England guidelines including, where possible, maintaining a 2 metre distance from others.

The amendment to remain in place until such time as the restriction changes and, sufficient resources are available to return to double person driven safety inspections.

The change to take place from Monday 23rd March 2020.

Lead officer: Vicki Sandells


26/03/2020 - Residential Education Provision at Staffordshire Special Schools contract ref: 1785    Recommendations Approved

Approval to extend contracts, with each of the five Staffordshire residential special schools, to provide residential education provision for children and young people with SEND, at current funding levels.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Decision published: 26/03/2020

Effective from: 01/04/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);


18/03/2020 - Keeping Staffordshire Moving - Highway Permit Scheme ref: 1782    Recommendations Approved

To agree that the County Council becomes a permit authority for road and street works under the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA) from 1st April 2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 25/03/2020

Decision:

 

“We have bold, ambitious plans for Staffordshire, and it is hugely important to local communities, businesses and transport services that we ‘Keep Staffordshire Moving’.

 

“Through the introduction of a permit scheme for activities on the highway network, we will have greater control over works, enabling: the promotion of better working practices; improved coordination and quality of works; better informed residents and highway users; and reduced impact whilst essential works to the highway or utility apparatus is taking place.”

 

Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider the introduction of a permit scheme which will enable the authority to grant permits to works promoters to undertake works on the highway and which will provide greater control over those works. 

 

Decision That the authority:

 

(i)            Implements a Street Works Permit Scheme for Staffordshire under the Traffic Management Act 2004 in April 2020;

 

Adopts the common set of scheme conditions developed for the West and Shire Permit authorities.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: James Bailey


18/03/2020 - Staffordshire Autism Joint Implementation Plan 2020-2023 ref: 1784    Recommendations Approved

The Whole Life Disability Strategy 2018-2023 set out the Council’s vision for people with disabilities and commitment to implement a series of Plans to improve services. The Staffordshire Autism Joint Implementation Plan 2020-2023 is one of these Plans. The Plan is joint between the Council and the Clinical Commissioning Groups and covers both Children & Young People and Adults and has been based on the 15 “I Statements” from within the national Autism Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 25/03/2020

Decision:

Photo of Cllr Alan White

 

 

“As part of our All-Age Disability Strategy, we want to develop a new approach to how we support people with Autism, along with our partners in the CCGs. By engaging with service users, their families and carers, we are able to design services that will really make a difference to people’s lives, help them achieve the independence they have told us they want, and prevent the need for long-term reliance on social care services.”

 

Alan White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

 

“We want to help as many people, including young people, as possible with Autism to maximise their opportunities and live fulfilling lives. The Joint Implementation plan will encourage all services and organisations to ‘think autism’ and increase the resilience of individuals and communities so we can focus our resources on those who are most in need of support”.

 

Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

 

Reasons for the Decision – The Autism Act (2009) places a duty on all Local Authorities to produce an Autism Strategy.

 

Decision – (a) That the Staffordshire Autism Joint Implementation Plan 2020-2023 be endorsed and that authority for final approval be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing and the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People.

 

(b) That implementation of the Plan be supported and that it be used to inform future planning and commissioning of services.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andrew Jepps


18/03/2020 - Award of the Construction Project Framework Agreements (REF IA1585 and IA2060) ref: 1781    Recommendations Approved

Staffordshire County Council are to commence procurement of its multi-provider Framework Agreement split into separate lots to capture both traditional and modular construction-build techniques. This framework is a recurrent procurement procured every 3 years with the next commencement of the agreement around 1st December 2020. This will provide continuity with the end of the existing Framework. The term of the new Framework will be for a maximum of 4 years. Strategic Property anticipate that the Staffordshire County Council spend over the 4-year term will be approximately £80 million. The procurement will allow for additional spend to account for both flexibility in the Council estimates and an allowance for other public sector partners to access the Framework. The Framework will be used predominantly to deliver new school builds, major refurbishments, and construction of the corporate estate. A Cabinet decision is sought to approve a delegated decision to a Senior Leadership Team Officer for the initial appointments to the Framework and any relevant call-off contract awards thereafter.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 25/03/2020

Decision:

 

“Our new framework agreements for the procurement of construction projects will ensure we can continue to achieve the best value for money for our residents.

 

This will enable us to carry out new build works, alterations, extensions, refurbishment and fit-outs to county council-owned buildings. These will mainly be schools, academies and education projects and occasionally corporate estate construction and refurbishment.”

 

Mark Deaville, Cabinet Member for Commercial

 

Reasons for the Decision – To approve the full procurement process to secure and manage the two Framework Agreements for Construction Projects.

 

Decision (a) That the Council commences and concludes its regulated procurements in line with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 for the IA1585 Framework Agreement for Construction Projects (modern-methods of construction ‘traditional’ build) and for IA2060 Framework Agreement for Construction Projects (modern-methods of construction ‘modular’ build), in readiness for agreement commencements of, no later than, 1 December 2020;

 

(b) That following the conclusion of the procurement, Cabinet delegates authority for the Director of Corporate Services to approve:

 

       i.    both Framework Agreements to be awarded and entered with the successful tenderers to both Framework Agreements; and

      ii.   all subsequent call-off contracts under both Framework Agreements to be awarded and entered into with the successful providers under these Framework Agreements;

     iii.    any novation of both Framework Agreements and call-off contracts to new providers or variations to the terms of both Framework Agreements or call-off contracts, in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015; and

iv. the 1-year extension to both Framework Agreements in accordance with the terms of the Framework Agreements (if applicable).

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ian Turner


18/03/2020 - Renewal of the Contract for the Provision of Agency Workers ref: 1783    Recommendations Approved

The objective of the report is to establish approval for the contract award Comensura for the the Managed Services for the Provision of Temporary & Interim Human Resources for the fixed period of 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2024. The contract will be a direct award from ESPO Framework Agreement 653F MSTAR3 Managed Services for Temporary Agency Resources.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 25/03/2020

Decision:

 

“The County Council is committed to reducing reliance on agency staff wherever possible, but when it is necessary to call on them we expect an efficient, cost-effective service which provides the right people at the right time.

 

This contract continues that provision and gives the council the flexibility it needs, while providing small local businesses with an opportunity to supply services.”

 

Philip White, Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability

 

Reasons for the Decision – To recontract for the supply of agency workers to the County Council to provide cover for vital frontline services.

 

Decision – That the County Council awards and enters into a 2 +1+1 year call-off contract from Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) framework agreement 653F – Managed Services for Temporary Agency Resources (MSTAR3) with Comensura Limited (‘Comensura’).

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sarah Getley