Cabinet Minutes: 17th September 201218/11/2013
Cabinet Minutes: 17th September 2012
Delivery of Streetscape and Parking Maintenance Activities within the Highway Services Contract
Consideration was given to extending the scope of the Highways Services Contract to include streetscape and parking maintenance activities. The activities being considered were predominantly within the highway boundaries or similar in nature to cyclical and routine activities already undertaken within the scope of the Highways Services Contract.
Included in the report were the benefits and risks of extending the scope of the contract in respect of both the financial and service delivery aspects. The proposals were intended to be complimentary to the Council’s localism agenda which was one of its key objectives and Ringway Jacobs, the contract holders, were committed to working closely with the Council to achieve localised devolution opportunities and in engaging Town and Parish Councils to form part of the decision making process.
1. That, subject to no challenge being received during the Voluntary Ex-ante Transparency Notice period commonly referred to as the VEAT notice, approval be given to extending the scope of the Highways Services Contract to include Streetscape and Parking Maintenance activities as outlined in 10.2 and 10.6 of the report
2. That approval be given to the publication of a procurement VEAT Notice
3. That approval be given to the development of a detailed activity programme that will engage with elected members, existing employees and their Trade Union representatives, with a view to achieving a commencement date of 1 January 2013 for the new service delivery arrangements.
4. That it be noted that extending the scope of the Highways Services Contract will trigger the automatic application of the TUPE Regulations which will affect a transfer of a number of existing Council employees within the Streetscape, Parking and Fleet Services to Ringway Jacobs.