Decisions

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Decisions published

03/12/2018 - AHWB 080 2018 £1.5m Winter Funding for Adult Social Care ref: 1643    Recommendations Approved

Please see attached Officer Decision Record for full details

Decision Maker: Director of People

Decision published: 25/01/2019

Effective from: 03/12/2018

Decision:

Approve the plans to invest the £1.5m Adult Social Care Winter Funding.

Lead officer: Patrick Birch


29/11/2018 - AHWB 078 2018 - Extension of Veterans Support Office Post ref: 1642    Recommendations Approved

The council and partners have significantly developed our achievements against the delivery of the National Armed Forces Covenant, becoming a leader across the region and nationally. A significant aspect of this success has been due to a dedicated resource to understand and deliver with the Council and in addition facilitate and support wider partnership involvement for a Doncaster holistic approach. The council had future expectations for further development of our work on Armed Forces and Veterans with intention of leading a coordinated Regional event for 2020.

Decision Maker: Director of People

Decision published: 25/01/2019

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

To approve a 12 month extension of the Council's Veterans' Support Officer Post.

Lead officer: Lisa Swainston


29/11/2018 - AHWB 077 2018 - Dementia Family Support Service ref: 1641    Recommendations Approved

Doncaster Council and CCG commissioned four providers (Age UK, Choices 4 Doncaster, Royal Voluntary Service and Alzheimer's Society) to deliver a Dementia Family Support Service (DFSS) across the four Community Led Support Areas of Doncaster (Central, East, North and South). The contract commenced on 1 July 2017 and will end on 31 March 2019.

Decision Maker: Director of People

Decision published: 25/01/2019

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

For the Dementia Family Support Service
- to be included as an element of the Dementia Post Diagnostic Pathway from 1 April 2019
- for Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to manage the service from 1 April 2019 and
- to make a payment (£95,400) to the CCG for this service via a Section 76 of the National Health Service Act 2006.

Lead officer: Marie Hall


26/11/2018 - AHWB 076 2018 - Contract Award Social Prescribing Service ref: 1640    Recommendations Approved

Please see attached Officer Decision Record for full details

Decision Maker: Director of People

Decision published: 25/01/2019

Effective from: 26/11/2018

Decision:

To seek approval to award a contract following a tendering exercise for a period of 2 years with the option to extend for a further 12 months for the provision of a Social Prescribing Service.

Lead officer: Fay Wood


29/11/2018 - AHWB 068 2018 - Communication Support Service for Deaf ref: 1636    Recommendations Approved

Please see full details identified within the attached Officer Decision Record form.

Decision Maker: Director of People

Decision published: 24/01/2019

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

Following a service review for the Communication Support for Deaf and Deafened People in Doncaster Service it has been decided to:-

1. To increase the rate paid to freelance interpreters from 1 November 2018 as permitted in the contract terms and conditions for the extension period.

2. Extend the contract for a further 12 months to 31 March 2020 and not re-tender the service for a contract start date of 1 April 2019 as previously agreed in the Cabinet report dated 27 March 2018 - Adult Health and Well-being Commissioning 2018/19

3. Undertake a detailed service review in readiness for the re-procurement of the service.

Lead officer: Marie Hall


07/12/2018 - PH 17 2018 - Sport England Local Delivery Pilot ref: 1618    Recommendations Approved

Doncaster has been working resolutely on addressing physical inactivity. Our compelling vision for change has been recognised by Sport England and we have been awarded with Local Delivery Pilot (LDP) status, following a competitive, 12 month application process.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 19/12/2018

Effective from: 07/12/2018

Decision:

To release £119,000 from the Sport England Local Delivery Pilot (LDP) fund; commissioning Sheffield Hallam University to work with our communities, understand people's everyday experiences and understand the factors that influence physical activity behaviour. This work will take part across three phases; 1) surveys, 2) insight and 3) co-production/co-design.

Lead officer: Rupert Suckling


29/11/2018 - RE18 0151 - Business Investment Incentive Scheme Grant – MH Star Ltd ref: 1614    Recommendations Approved

This is an inward investment enquiry from a UK e-commerce consumer market company that has worked with small to large multinational corporations and has developed strong customer relationships and a reputation for delivering excellence. MH Star Ltd has been trading for the last 7 years and also leases a 100,000 sq ft unit in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.
Their initial plans are to create 20 new jobs including 3 Management posts but they envisage that this site will be a mirror image of their site in Cambridgeshire that employs 34 staff. They
consider themselves to be an ethical supplier, good employer and an environmentally friendly company.
The Company is growing and is looking to lease a 123,811 sqft vacant unit at Armthorpe as their main distribution centre in the North which will store products and dispatch orders all over the UK

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 13/12/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

To award the following grants to MH Star Ltd in relation to the Inward Investment Business Incentive Scheme:-
Job Creation Grant of £8,300
Project set up costs of up to £5,000 for CCTV, Internet/Wi-Fi devices and fire/intruder alarms.
Renovation Costs up to £10,000 for racking, signage and access systems.

Lead officer: Sue Harrison


29/11/2018 - RE18 0153 - Business Investment Incentive Scheme Grant – Pristine Commercial Cleaning ref: 1613    Recommendations Approved

The company currently employs 70FT staff and needs to re-locate and has been looking to move from their existing premises to newer premises with offices and storage that can offer them more space and that will be ‘fit for purpose’ going forward.

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 13/12/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

To award the following grants to Pristine Commercial Cleaning Services Ltd in relation to the Inward Investment Business Incentive Scheme:-
Job Creation Grant £4,700
Project set up costs of up to £5,000 for refurbishment of new unit including creation offices, internet, electrics, racking and M

Lead officer: Mike Stanley


19/10/2018 - CR 303 10 22 18 Procurement of Liquidlogic Support COntract ref: 1610    Recommendations Approved

The Council is implementing a new Integrated People Solution that encompasses adult and children social care with associated portals and financial and education management. This will replace key systems such as Carefirst, Liquidlogic and Capita One. The support contract for Liquidlogic ends 31 October, 2018 and no alternative arrangements were made given they are one of the leading suppliers and therefore submitted a tender for the integrated solution. Children's Social Care is due to go live initially in June 2019 but the associated portals will take longer and there are issues such as data archiving to sort out. Also, as with all business critical technology implementations there are many risks around this programme of work, the biggest being data quality and migration. Therefore it makes sense to build in a sensible amount of contingency with regard to support for the current system.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Customers, Digital and ICT

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 19/10/2018

Decision:

To procure a Liquidlogic support contract for 2 years at a cost of £181, 636.

Lead officer: Julie Grant


04/12/2018 - RE18 0150 - Disposal of Land at College Road, Doncaster - DOncaster University Technical College ref: 1609    Recommendations Approved

This report follows on from Cabinet approval on 31 July, 2008 where decisions in relation to the site were delegated to the Director of Regeneration

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 04/12/2018

Decision:

To dispose 1.7 acres / 0.72 hectares of land at College Road, Doncaster to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for the construction and provision of a University Technical College (UTC) via a new 125 year lease from a date to be agreed at a peppercorn rent with no premium.

Lead officer: Dave Stimpson


28/09/2018 - CR 300 09 28 - Partial Draw Down of WAN Capital Funds ref: 1611    Recommendations Approved

The Council's CISCO VOIP hardware is end of life and requires a new solution. The Swiss Solution provides updated software in order to maintain the operation of the hardware. Funds from the WAN Capital Allocation cover the VOIP hardware, as it is part of the Network Infrastructure Refresh.
Some of the Council's Core Network Infrastructure (Switchers, Routers and Wireless Access Points) is at end of life and requires replacing as part of a network refresh, covered under the WAN Capital allocation.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Customers, Digital and ICT

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 28/09/2018

Decision:

To draw down the following funds from the WAN Capital Allocation within the corporate resources capital programme 2018/19 (Q1415);
£105k to spend on the identified VOIP SWISS Solution;
£155k to spend on replacing various end of life Core Network;
Hardware / Infrastructure / Equipment (Switches, routers, Access points etc)

Lead officer: Julie Grant


15/11/2018 - RE18 0147 - Purchase of replacement items ref: 1607    Recommendations Approved

The items of plant have been identified as required immediately, prior and outside the current Fleet Replacement Programme which is being prepared for Cabinet. The replacement of these large plant items is critical to front line delivery, and they have now exceeded their life expectancy, and are proving unreliable and uneconomic to repair.
User sections have/will have to hire in machines to cover critical services of replacements are not purchased. Hiring in is not cost effective to the authority.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Trading Services and Assets

Decision published: 06/12/2018

Effective from: 15/11/2018

Decision:

To procure x 3 items of plant with funding from IMF
x 1 loading shovel - Gritting Operations approx £110,000
x 1 Telescopic handler - Stores/Gritting Operations approx £52,000
x 1 Mini Excavator - Cemeteries approx £30,000 (stolen)
Total Spend Circa £192,000

Lead officer: Richard Speight


21/11/2018 - RE18 0148 - Business Investment Incentive Scheme Grant - Omega PLC ref: 1608    For Determination

The Company is in one of our priority sectors and it offers a wide range of employment and training opportunities to our local residents. The new jobs will primarily be project management, designer and their support teams.

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 06/12/2018

Effective from: 21/11/2018

Decision:

To award the following grants to Omega PLC in relation to the Inward Investment Business Incentive Scheme:-
Speculative Build Grant £228,000
Job Creation Grant £50,000
Project Set Up Grant £5,000

Lead officer: Sue Harrison


04/12/2018 - 2 Year Fleet Replacement Programme. ref: 1604    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2018

Effective from: 04/12/2018


04/12/2018 - SCR New Business Start-Up (Launchpad) Programme (Phase 2). ref: 1603    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/12/2018

Effective from: 04/12/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);