Decisions

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Decisions published

12/01/2022 - Agreement with JKA ref: 476    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 12/01/2022


12/01/2022 - Schools Funding 2022/2023 ref: 472    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 12/01/2022

Decision:

Approval was sought for the Schools Funding 2022/23 proposals.

 


12/01/2022 - SEND Transport arrangements: February 2022 to July 2024 ref: 471    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 12/01/2022

Decision:

         Cabinet considered proposals in relation to travel arrangements for children with special educational needs and disabilities to facilitate their attendance at an appropriate education provision.

 


12/01/2022 - Mobysoft Limited- RentSense Software Contract ref: 470    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 12/01/2022

Decision:

         Approval was sought to award a contract for Mobysoft’s RentSense product to deliver an efficient and effective     arrears recovery process.

 

 

 


12/01/2022 - Request to procure for the Holiday Activity and Food Programme 2022-2023 ref: 469    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 12/01/2022

Decision:

         Approval was sought to undertake a procurement exercise for holiday activity provision via the Holiday Activity and Food programme 2022-2023.

 

 

 


12/01/2022 - Procurement of a new Asset Management Database ref: 475    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 12/01/2022


12/01/2022 - Recommendations of the Scrutiny Review of Elective Home Education ref: 473    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 12/01/2022

Decision:

       Cabinet considered the recommendations from the Children’s Services and Education Scrutiny Board in respect of the Elective Home Education Working Group

 

      

 


12/01/2022 - Determination of Admission Arrangements for Sandwell's Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools for 2023/24 ref: 468    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 12/01/2022

Decision:

         Approval was sought for the publication of the Local Authority’s Admission Arrangements for 2023/24 academic year for places in all community and voluntary controlled schools.


12/01/2022 - Exclusion of the Public and Press ref: 474    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 12/01/2022


12/01/2022 - Additional Items of Business ref: 467    Recommendations Approved

            Business Rates Covid Additional Relief Fund

            Approval was sought for Sandwell’s policy to administer the Business Rates Covid Additional Relief Fund (CARF) arising from new regulations introduced through the Government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

 

Reasons for Decision

In late December 2021, the Government, through the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities introduced new financial support for businesses called CARF. The policy would ensure businesses receive the financial support they were entitled to, the Council intended to make the CARF scheme as simple as possible and make the awards without the need for businesses to apply. This would ensure the financial support would be paid to businesses a lot quicker than via an application process. Furthermore, in view of the tight deadlines to expend the grant funding, a decision was required urgently.

 

Alternative Options

As an alternative to the direct award of CARF, an application process would be implemented which would enable those businesses who feel theymight qualify for the relief to apply via an online form.

 

This would delay getting the financial support out to the businesses whorequire this financial support, and the potential for businesses to missout on the support by not applying. An application process would also take up a lot of staff resource tomanage due to the potential number of applications we may receive andthe limited resource we have available to us.

 

APPROVED

 

            Additional Restrictions Grant 3

            Approval was sought for Sandwell’s policy to administer the Additional Restrictions Grant 3 (ARG 3) arising from 21 December 2021 announcement from Government to the introduction of grant support for hospitality and leisure businesses in England.

 

            Reasons for Decision

            On 21 December 2021, the Government announced that a further £102 million would be made available for Local Authorities, through a top-up to the Additional Restrictions Grant. All funding must be spent by the 31 March 2022 and as such, the way in which the council utilised this funding must be aligned to available resources; the council’s decision-making processes; and procurement regulations. Flexibility would also be required to enable the council to respond to any changing circumstances over the grant period and therefore this was the reason for the urgent decision.

 

Alternative Options

As the government had expressed their preferences on this funding there is minimal scope for alternative options, however one alternative would be to increase both grant sizes by £500; to £2500 and £5500 respectively. However, this would result in less grants being available overall and fewer local businesses would also benefit as a result.

 

APPROVED

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2022

Effective from: 12/01/2022


11/01/2022 - Co-operative Working Agreement with Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust ref: 466    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Public Health

Decision published: 12/01/2022

Effective from: 11/01/2022

Decision:

1.1 That the Director of Public Health be authorised to award and enter into a contract with Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (SWBHT), on terms to be agreed with the Director of Public Health for the provision under the Cooperative Working Agreement to commence on 1 February 2022 for a period of 2 years and 8 months to 30 Sept 2024 with the option to extend up to a further two years.

1.2 That the Director- Monitoring Officer be authorised to execute any documents necessary to give effect to the proposals in recommendation 1.1 for the provision under the Co-operative working Agreement with Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.

Lead officer: Lisa McNally


05/01/2022 - Grant of Dispensations to Members ref: 465    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Law and Governance

Decision published: 11/01/2022

Effective from: 05/01/2022

Decision:

That, in consultation with the Chair of the Ethical Standards and Member Development Committee, general dispensations be granted to all members of the Council under Section 33 of the Localism Act 2011, for a period of 4 years from the date of approval, in respect of the following:-

a. housing, where the member is a tenant of the authority; provided that those functions do not relate particularly to that member’s tenancy or lease;

b. school meals or school transport and travelling expenses, where the member is a parent or guardian of a child in full time education, or is a parent governor of a school, unless it relates particularly to the school which the child attends;

c. an allowance, payment, pension or indemnity given to members;

d. any ceremonial honour given to members;

e. setting a council tax reduction scheme for the purposes of the Local Government Finance Act 2012 (and/or all other relevant legislation);

f. setting council tax or a precept under the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (and/or all other relevant legislation);

g. setting a local scheme for the payment of business rates including eligibility for rebates and reductions for the purpose of the Finance Act 2012 (and/or all other relevant legislation).

Lead officer: Surjit Tour


22/12/2020 - Properties to be acquired using outstanding 1-4-1 Right To Buy receipts ref: 463    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 22/12/2020

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


20/08/2020 - Contract Award - Lion Farm Concentric Cabling Overhaul ref: 462    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 20/08/2020

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


19/08/2020 - Properties to be aquired using outstanding 1-4-1 Right To Buy receipts ref: 461    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 19/08/2020

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


26/03/2020 - Properties to be acquired using outstanding 1-4-1 Right To Buy receipts ref: 460    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 26/03/2020

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


25/02/2020 - Properties to be acquired using 1-4-1 Right To Buy receipts ref: 459    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 25/02/2020

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


20/02/2020 - Properties to be acquired using outstanding 1-4-1 Right to Buy receipts ref: 458    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 20/02/2020

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


25/11/2019 - Repurchase of 24 The Grove, Walsall, WS5 4BX ref: 457    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 25/11/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


04/11/2019 - Repurchase of 49 Sandford Road, Rowley Regis, B65 9LS ref: 456    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 04/11/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


04/11/2019 - Repurchase of 17 Marston Grove, Great Barr, B43 5ED ref: 455    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 04/11/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


04/11/2019 - Exemption - Provision of Lift Maintenance Services ref: 454    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 04/11/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


04/11/2019 - Repurchase of 83 Mansion Crescent, Smethwick, B67 6QW ref: 453    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 04/11/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


04/11/2019 - Repurchase of 81 Britannia Road, Rowley Regis. B65 9NA ref: 452    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 04/11/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


30/10/2019 - Repurchase of 3 Bush Avenue, Smethwick. B66 3LD ref: 451    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


24/10/2019 - Properties to be acquired using outstanding 1-4-1 Right To Buy receipts ref: 450    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 24/10/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


08/10/2019 - Repurchase of 275 Beaconview Road, West Bromwich. B71 3PS ref: 449    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


26/09/2019 - Repurchase of 23 Barncroft Road, Oldbury. B69 1TU ref: 448    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 26/09/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


04/10/2019 - Repurchase of 98 Oldacre Road, Oldbury. B68 ORG ref: 447    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 04/10/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


11/09/2019 - Exemption - procurement of Grounds and Estate Maintenance – Training Requirements 2019 ref: 446    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

1) That a contract be awarded to Jimmy Hughes Services for a
period from 16th September 2019 to 15th September 2020 at an
anticipated value of approximately £9075 to deliver training
requirements identified with the Grounds and Estate
Maintenance Division.
2) That any necessary exemptions be made under the Council’s
Procurement & Contract Procedure Rules to enable the course
of action referred to in 2.1 above to proceed.

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


15/08/2019 - Repurchase of 175 Birmingham Rd, Oldbury ref: 445    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


24/07/2019 - Repurchase of 19a Gate St, Tipton and 47 Handley St, Wednesbury ref: 444    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 24/07/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


07/08/2019 - Properties acquired using outstanding 1-4-1 Right To Buy Receipts ref: 443    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 07/08/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


31/07/2019 - Repurchase of 138 All Saints Way, West Bromwich. B71 1RQ ref: 442    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 31/07/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


31/07/2019 - Repurchase of 88 All Saints Way, West Bromwich. B71 1RQ ref: 441    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 31/07/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


31/07/2019 - Repurchase of 8 Lime Road, Wednesbury, WS10 9NG ref: 440    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 31/07/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


17/07/2019 - Repurchase of 4 Whitley Street, Wednesbury. WS10 9PF ref: 439    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 17/07/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


09/07/2019 - Repurchase of 25 Harvest Road, Smethwick, B67 6NQ ref: 438    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


09/07/2019 - Repurchase of 23 Oldacre Road, Oldbury. B68 ORL ref: 437    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


09/07/2019 - Re-purchase of 5 Elm Tree Way, Cradley Heath. B64 6EN ref: 436    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Housing

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


11/06/2019 - Supply of Personal Protective Equipment, Safety Footwear & Uniforms ref: 435    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Business Strategy and Change

Decision published: 04/01/2022

Effective from: 11/06/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


16/07/2019 - The Supply of Caskets for the Containment of Ashes following Cremation ref: 434    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Business Strategy and Change

Decision published: 04/01/2022

Effective from: 16/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


04/06/2020 - Appointment of Sandwell Children's Trust External Auditors for 2019/20 ref: 433    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Finance

Decision published: 04/01/2022

Effective from: 04/06/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


09/01/2020 - Establishment of Vision 2030 Grants Programme ref: 432    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Borough Economy

Decision published: 04/01/2022

Effective from: 09/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


03/07/2019 - Cashless Parking Services ref: 431    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Regeneration and Growth

Decision published: 04/01/2022

Effective from: 03/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


12/11/2019 - Brexit preparation - funding additional capacity in advice services ref: 430    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Business Strategy and Change

Decision published: 04/01/2022

Effective from: 12/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


17/08/2020 - Procurement of a supplier to provide an emergency food response to support vulnerable residents during Covid-19 ref: 429    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Borough Economy

Decision published: 04/01/2022

Effective from: 17/08/2020

Decision:

Agreed that:-
1) the contract for the supply and delivery of food parcels to vulnerable families be awarded to MKG Foods Limited for a minimum of 2000 food parcels up to 30 September 2020.
2) the contract provision to enable the number of parcels to be increased if required as a result of any second spike of Covid-19.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


13/05/2020 - Planning Applications Determined 13.05.2020 ref: 428    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Regeneration and Growth

Decision published: 04/01/2022

Effective from: 13/05/2020

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski


24/06/2019 - Sandwell and Family Learning - Learning Environment - Exemption Award ref: 427    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director Children and Education

Decision published: 04/01/2022

Effective from: 24/06/2019

Decision:

This exemption is sought to accept a single quotation following a
procurement exercise which failed to secure the required three
bids.

That a contract be awarded to NETbuilder Education for the
period 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2022 with the option to extend
for a further one year period until 30th June 2023 at a value of
£63,393 to deliver the SAFL Learner environment.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mateusz Sliwinski