Decisions

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Decisions published

09/05/2022 - GMP DN - To agree heads of terms for Unit A (former Fujitsu building) Central Park ref: 1273    Recommendations Approved

GMP establishment in 2010 was at c12,000 officers and staff (8,000 officers and 4,000 staff). These numbers reduced over subsequent years during the extended period of austerity. The requirement to find savings and to reduce estates capacity, in line with the reductions in officers and staff, meant that the Force followed a strategy of disposing of the older, more expensive to maintain, building stock and the surrender of leases. The increases in establishment over recent years, together with the predicted growth in numbers during 2022/23, will return officer and staff numbers to the 2010 level. However, there is insufficient capacity within the Force estate to accommodate the increased officer/staff numbers. This is particularly apparent at Central Park with pressures on space being felt within both the City of Manchester District Headquarters and the Force Headquarters buildings.
Taking additional space on Central Park will relieve the space pressures. It will also provide much needed meeting space.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 20/05/2022

Effective from: 09/05/2022

Decision:

GMCA work with GMP Business Support Services to agree heads of terms for one and a half floors (fully furnished) of the former Fujitsu Building at Central Park as a short-term sub lease with a view to occupying that space asap (estimated from June 2022). Specifically, this sub lease is for a period of two and a half years at a budgeted rental cost in 2022/23 of £400k, with almost 200 desk spaces for use by the 700 currently displaced staff

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


06/05/2022 - GMP DN - A0862 Framework & Contract For First Aid Training ref: 1272    Recommendations Approved

Procurement legislation requires GMP to tender for these goods and services. The recommended route provides the most effective route to market.

The framework and contract will enable the supply of First Aid Training courses for Police Officers and Staff, carrying out practical scenario training and continued annual refresher courses in core skills and scenarios. The courses provided will include First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid, Custody First Aid, and Firearms and Public Order requirements

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 20/05/2022

Effective from: 06/05/2022

Decision:

Approval is given to tender a framework for the supply of First Aid Training. The Framework shall be tendered in 1 LOT covering First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid, Custody First Aid, and Firearms and Public Order requirements using an open tender. The framework will be for a 4 year term.

GMP intends to use the framework to call-off its own contract for First Aid Training. This contract will be for 3 years, with the option to extend for a further 4 years

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


09/05/2022 - GMP DN - A0632 Police Custody Healthcare and Forensic Services ref: 1271    Recommendations Approved

Procurement legislation requires GMP to tender for these goods and services. The recommended route provides the most effective route to market

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 20/05/2022

Effective from: 09/05/2022

Decision:

Approval is given to tender the contract for the supply of Police Custody Healthcare and Forensic Services utilising the open tender process.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


16/05/2022 - Chief Executive and Treasurer GMCA and TfGM Decision Notice - Approval for a loan to Northern Gritstone Limited ref: 1262    Recommendations Approved

The investment into Northern Gritstone Limited (“Northern Gritstone”) is in line with the strategic objectives of the business investment strategy and the Local Industrial Strategy and support the key objectives of supporting our globally competitive strengths and strengthening the foundations of our economy. Northern Gritstone operates in the Financial Services sector.

The Combined Authority gave approval on 25 March 2022 to give delegated authority for the period 26 March 2022 to 26 May 2022 to the Combined Authority Chief Executive and the Combined Authority Treasurer, in consultation with the Portfolio Lead Leader for Investment and Resources, to approve funding requests for projects in the absence of a Combined Authority meeting at the end of April 2022, and approve any urgent variations on amounts and terms for already approved loans.
Any recommendations approved under the delegation will be subject to the usual due diligence processes and will be reported to the Combined Authority at the next available meeting.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer GMCA & TfGM

Decision published: 16/05/2022

Effective from: 16/05/2022

Decision:

a) the funding application by Northern Gritstone (“Northern Gritstone”) (investment of £1,500,000) be given conditional approval and progress to due diligence; and
b) delegate to the Combined Authority Treasurer and Combined Authority Monitoring Officer to review the due diligence information in respect of the company, and, subject to their satisfactory review and agreement of the due diligence information and the overall detailed commercial terms of the transaction, to sign off any outstanding conditions, issue final approvals and complete any necessary related documentation in respect of the investment.

Lead officer: Eamonn Boylan


12/05/2022 - Chief Executive GMCA&TfGM and Treasurer Decision Notice - Approval for additional Investment to Bank North Ltd ref: 1261    Recommendations Approved

The investment into Bank North Limited (“Bank North”) is in line with the strategic objectives of the business investment strategy and the Local Industrial Strategy and support the key objectives of supporting our globally competitive strengths and strengthening the foundations of our economy. Bank North operates in the Financial Services sector.

The Combined Authority gave approval on 25 March 2022 to give delegated authority for the period 26 March 2022 to 26 May 2022 to the Combined Authority Chief Executive and the Combined Authority Treasurer, in consultation with the Portfolio Lead Leader for Investment and Resources, to approve funding requests for projects in the absence of a Combined Authority meeting at the end of April 2022, and approve any urgent variations on amounts and terms for already approved loans.
Any recommendations approved under the delegation will be subject to the usual due diligence processes and will be reported to the Combined Authority at the next available meeting.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer GMCA & TfGM

Decision published: 12/05/2022

Effective from: 12/05/2022

Decision:

a) the funding application by Bank North Limited (“Bank North”) (investment of £500,000) be given conditional approval and progress to due diligence; and
b) delegate to the Combined Authority Treasurer and Combined Authority Monitoring Officer to review the due diligence information in respect of the company, and, subject to their satisfactory review and agreement of the due diligence information and the overall detailed commercial terms of the transaction, to sign off any outstanding conditions, issue final approvals and complete any necessary related documentation in respect of the investment.

Lead officer: Eamonn Boylan


10/05/2022 - Chief Executive GMCA&TfGM Decision Notice - Revision of electric vehicle charging tariff ref: 1260    Recommendations Approved

On 25 March 2022 a report to the GMCA Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle Charging Tariff (greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk) set out the impact of electricity costs on the EV tariff in GM.
The Combined Authority agreed to delegate authority to the Chief Executive Officer, GMCA & TfGM, in consultation with the GM Deputy Mayor to determine an appropriate electric vehicle charging tariff and publish a decision notice, to will allow TfGM to be able to quickly respond to wholesale energy prices.

The EVCI tariffs introduced on 1st October 2021 (noted in table below) were set on the basis of electricity costs of 14 p/kWh. Since January 2021, the wholesale cost of electricity has risen considerably.

Tariff from 1st October 2021 Pay-as-you-charge tariff Be.EV membership tariff Be.EV GM
taxi membership tariff
Fast Charger £0.25 per kWh £0.22 per kWh n/a
Rapid Charger £0.35 per kWh £0.32 per kWh £0.25 per kWh

The electricity costs for Be.EV have now been fixed for 3 months at 34pkWh, and there is a need to review and revise the EV tariff to reflect the current energy costs. This will bring TfGM’s financial position on the operation of publicly owned EV chargers to a place where the revenue is meeting the operating costs.

The tariff is changing in response to the energy price rise, a passthrough of 24p/kWh (20p/kWh plus 20% VAT). Public charging attracts a 20% rate of VAT.

The Be.EV energy contract runs to Thursday 7 July – next tariff review will be mid-July.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer GMCA & TfGM

Decision published: 10/05/2022

Effective from: 10/05/2022

Decision:

The Chief Executive Officer, GMCA & TfGM, in consultation with the Deputy Mayor has agreed to revise the electric vehicle charging tariffs, as set out below, from Friday 20th May 2022.

Pay-as-you-charge tariff Be.EV membership tariff Be.EV GM
taxi membership tariff
Fast Charger £0.49 per kWh £0.46 per kWh n/a
Rapid Charger £0.59 per kWh £0.56 per kWh £0.49 per kWh

Tariffs are pence per kilowatt hour (kWh), inclusive of VAT and taxi membership tariff only applies to taxi dedicated charging points.


Lead officer: Eamonn Boylan, Megan Black


04/05/2022 - Chief Executive GMCA &TfGM /Treasurer Decision -ESF Skills for Growth Commissioning – Project Management for Non-Project Managers contract award ref: 1259    Recommendations Approved

GMCA have run a competitive process and the Growth Company’s submission scored highest after evaluation.

2 submissions were received and were sent to a full evaluation panel. Both submissions were checked by GMCA’s Information Governance Team and were found to be acceptable. The finances of the bidding companies were also checked, along with the safeguarding policies submitted.

The Invitation to Tender comprised of 3 parts, covering (75%) Quality, (15%) Social Value and (10%) Price.

The Successful provider’s scores were deemed acceptable and comprehensive throughout their submission and offered the most economically advantageous tender overall. The Growth Company scored higher than the unsuccessful bidder in a number of questions, and the evaluation panel were particularly impressed with their responses concerning their track record and quality, their engagement and stakeholder management, their performance management and monitoring, and their social value response.



Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer GMCA & TfGM

Decision published: 04/05/2022

Effective from: 04/05/2022

Decision:

Following a competitive procurement process using GMCA’s Education Work and Skills Flexible Procurement System, GMCA wishes to award a £500,000 contract to the Growth Company. This is part of the Skills for Growth programme and focuses on cross sector support in Project Management for non-project managers.
Delivery is expected to start no later than end of May 2022, enrolments must finish by end of March 2023, and all contract activity and support must conclude by the end of September 2023. Exceptional performance may result in discussions around extension option being implemented.

Lead officer: Joanne Heron