Report of the Divisional Director, Housing.
(1) the request to commence the procurement process (via accessing a legally complaint Framework Agreement) for a contractor(s) to carry out decommissioning work and proceed with the implementation of Ground Source Heat Pumps to Cornell House and Alma Court in this financial year (2021/22) and Meadfield House in 2022/23, be approved;
(2) the Corporate Director of Community, following consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Housing and Finance and Resources and the Director of Finance, be authorised to award contract(s) for the implementation of Ground Source Heat Pumps to Cornell House, Alma Court and Meadfield House.
Reason for Decision: Due to the estimated value of the proposed contract award Cabinet’s authorisation was required to comply with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules.
Approval was required so that works required to the Sheltered blocks in alignment with the Council’s Climate Change Strategy could be carried out and to continue to provide essential service to meet the Council’s statutory duties as a landlord across Sheltered dwellings within the Borough and comply with Health and Safety Regulations.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: As set out in the report.
Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted: None.