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Declarations of Interest and Declarations of Any Dispensations Granted by the Standards Committee
To receive any declarations of personal or prejudicial interests, arising from business to be transacted.
RESOLVED: To note that
(1) there were no declarations of interests;
(2) there were no declarations of any dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.
That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 August 2010 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 August 2010 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.
Petitions and Public Questions
To receive petitions (if any) submitted by members of the public/Councillors under the provisions of Executive Procedure Rule 15 (Part 4D of the Constitution).
RESOLVED: To note that no petitions or public questions had been received.
Matters referred to the Leader of the Council
In accordance with the provisions contained in Executive Procedure Rule 25 (Part 4D of the Constitution).
RESOLVED: To note that no matters had been referred to the Leader of the Council for reconsideration
Reports from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee or Sub-Committees (if any)
In accordance with the provisions contained in Executive Procedure Rule 25 (Part 4D) of the Constitution.
RESOLVED: To note that no reports had been received.
Report of the Interim Director Finance.
In accordance with the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, the Leader of the Council considered a report of the Interim Director of Finance on the Managed Service Contracts for Housing Benefits Data Entry and Revenues Bill Printing Services. The report was admitted late to the agenda because it would have been prejudicial to the best interests of the Council to wait until the next scheduled meeting of the Executive on 7 April 2011 due to the need to have contracts in place for 1 April 2011.
An officer introduced the report, outlining the current and proposed processes for e-capture and print managed services for Revenues and Housing Benefits. It was noted that there were very few providers of these specialised services and a short procurement process had been undertaken via Buying Solutions, which had complied with procurement procedures and legislation. Following the capability assessment through the Buying Solutions website, only one company capable of meeting the Council’s requirements responded. The Business Case was set out in Appendix 1 to the report.
In response to a question, an officer advised that the ‘up front’ costs would be met over the term of the contract. If performance targets were not met, discounts to the contracts would be triggered.
RESOLVED: That the award of contracts to Northgate Information Solutions UK Ltd for the provision of e-capture managed services and Revenues/Housing Benefits managed print services be approved.
Reason for Recommendation: To authorise the award of contracts for the provision of e-capture managed services and Revenues/Housing Benefits managed print services.