Decisions

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Decisions published

07/03/2022 - GMP DN - A0754 Temporary Agency Resources (Clerical / Admin / IS) ref: 1274    Recommendations Approved

Following competition Reed Talent Solutions emerged as the preferred supplier

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 20/05/2022

Effective from: 07/03/2022

Decision:

The Deputy Mayor approves the award of a 3 year contract for the supply of temporary admin / clerical / IS roles, to Reed Talent Solutions, with the option to extend for a further 1 year. The likely value of 4 years spend would be circa £6.88m.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


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


22/04/2022 - PCC DN - S.22 Agreement for the Modern Slavery and Organised Immigration Crime Programme 2021-22 ref: 1270    Recommendations Approved

This further S22A Agreement relating to the Modern Slavery and Organised Immigration Crime Programme covers the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 It can be extended if all parties agree.

The mission statement of the Programme is ‘Protecting vulnerable people by driving and embedding an innovative, consistent, and effective policing response to modern slavery and organised immigration crime’

The Lead Policing Body and Lead Chief Constable are Devon and Cornwall.

The purpose is provide a national team - see schedule 5. .

The Leads have agreed not to withdraw from their roles prior to the expiry of the Grant Agreement.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 20/05/2022

Effective from: 22/04/2022

Decision:

The Deputy Mayor authorises the entering into of the above S.22A agreement, for the Modern Slavery and Organised Immigration Crime Programme.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


19/04/2022 - GMP DN - A0785 Mental Health Tactical Advice ref: 1269    Recommendations Approved

This service is designed to support the police to navigate the health and social care system in cases which involve conveyance to hospital, liaison with community mental health teams, and in particular when they are considering detention under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

The service provides Mental Health Practitioners who are based in the GMP Force Contact Centre (Vulnerability Support Unit) at the Greater Manchester Police Force Headquarters.

The contract is a joint agreement between GMP and NHS England.

A direct award is appropriate under regulation 12 (7) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 relating to the award of contracts which establish or implement co-operation between contracting authorities

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 20/05/2022

Effective from: 19/04/2022

Decision:

The Deputy Mayor approves the direct award of a 1 year contract for a contract for Mental Health Tactical Advice services, to Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. The likely value of 1 year spend for GMP would be circa £483K.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


19/04/2022 - PCC DN - Commissioning and contract management capacity ref: 1268    Recommendations Approved

The provision of Healthcare in Custody and Liaison and Diversion in GMP custody suites is currently provided by Mitie to GMP. The contract, including a 9-month extension, will finish at the end of October 2022.

The management of the existing contract is shared jointly between PCC and Health budgets and the post is currently part of the NHS (HSCP) establishment.

The existing postholder is due for the provision of the contract management function will leave the post in My 2022 and there is an urgent need to bring in capacity to undertake the function of the recommissioning of the Healthcare in Custody contract and ongoing contract management following contract award.

It has been agreed that due to the nature of the business this function will become part of the GMP establishment and funds will be passed to GMP to allow this permanent post to be established within GMP structures.

Due to the nature of the business of the contract, it has been agreed that GMP will undertake this appointment and contract management responsibility.

The new contract will not include Liaison and Diversion and Health colleagues will continue to provide this service through a separate contract and contract management arrangement.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 20/05/2022

Effective from: 19/04/2022

Decision:

Up to a maximum of £48, 189 be passed to GMP for the immediate provision of capacity to undertake the function of commissioning and contracts management for the recommissioning and ongoing management of a new contract for custody healthcare to come into effect from 1st November 2022.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


19/04/2022 - GMP DN - A0866 Interpreting and Translation Services ref: 1267    Recommendations Approved

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

This service includes the provision of interpreters for detainees in custody and tele-phone interpreting for 999/101 calls

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 20/05/2022

Effective from: 19/04/2022

Decision:

Approval is given to tender the contract for the supply of interpreting and translation services using the UK Police Service Language Services framework

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


29/04/2022 - PCC DN - StreetGames for a Community Sports Coordinator Role ref: 1266    Recommendations Approved

As noted on the StreetGames website; “StreetGames harnesses the power of sport to create positive change in the lives of disadvantaged young people right across the UK. StreetGames' work helps to make young people and their communities healthier, safer and more successful”.

The responsibilities of the funded role will include the following:

• To manage the GM VRU Community Sport budget (£75,000)
• To support the GM EISYJ Partnership and ensure connections are in place with all key stakeholders/practitioners e.g. Criminal Justice, Education, Health, Police and Locally Trusted Organisations etc. across GM at a regional, local authority and place-based level.
• Connect & collaborate, including supporting funding bids, across the GM sport and physical activity sector on violence reduction in line with the VRU priorities and GM PSR principles.
• Provide briefings to VRU regarding national, regional and local developments and wider opportunities.
• Development of a quality assured framework and evidence of effective referral pathways in place in locations in GM.
• Work with the VRU evaluation team to develop and disseminate evaluation and guidelines for effective early intervention - including a providers’ toolkit.
• Work with stakeholders to ensure data provision and information exchange inside the VRU, across the existing community support network and with partners is robust and efficient so can demonstrate the impact of sporting interventions to reduce crime, the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour through sport.
• Continue to enhance the understanding of investment into community sport for the reduction of serious violence in GM and to learn from best practice across the UK as to how funding can be best utilised.
• Support the 10 (ten) GM community sport provider networks, including driving the growth of the network and assessing ability to deliver across the ‘risk spectrum’ e.g. from diversionary activity through to long term mentoring support (i.e. who’s best placed to deliver which type of intervention).

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision published: 20/05/2022

Effective from: 29/04/2022

Decision:

The Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit is seeking to award StreetGames £29,166 to fund a Community Sport Coordinator’s role for three days per week within the VRU

The GM VRU is requesting that the role is funded out of the VRU’s Serious Violence funding reserves

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


29/04/2022 - PCC DN - GM VRU Criminal Justice Workstream Delivery ref: 1265    Recommendations Approved

The Criminal Justice workstream identified, through the multi-agency processes and structures in place, the key areas of focus and priority to deliver on the Serious Violence action plan, namely the 16-25 cohort, and specifically those who are experiencing transitions or significant impacts from experiences such as domestic abuse in the family home and/or societal experiences of being part of an ethnic minority community. The providers and projects have been selected on the basis of their ability to deliver against these priorities.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 20/05/2022

Effective from: 29/04/2022

Decision:

The GM VRU to award the following organisations out the GM VRU Criminal Justice Delivery Strand Budget Line:
Dignifi
£44,750 - For the delivery of 12-month contract to provide training to national probation and youth justice service staff regarding young people and young adults who have experienced domestic abuse.
£44,440 - For the delivery of 12-month contract to provide training to national probation and youth justice service staff regarding care leavers, including delivery of direct interventions to young people who are care experienced.
City Wall
£44,990 - For the delivery of 12-month contract to provide mentoring to children and young people in custody (and into the community), linked to serious violence, in Manchester and Salford
CIAO
£5,000 – To deliver on a small scale coaching programme to young women in Styal prison, based on a proposal submitted for delivery.
Achieve
£820 – To contribute to existing personalised budget fund fo enable spot purchasing to support offender managers engaging people on probation into education, training or employment.
Funding to be awarded via Grant Funding Agreement:
HMPPS Hindley
£45,000 – For the procurement of targeted interventions to work with Greater Manchester prisoners aged 18-25 in the Hindley estate, who have been involved in violence through offences of during time in the prison estate via a Grant Funding Agreement between the GMVRU/GMCA and HMP Hindley
Total Funding Amount Allocated: £185,000

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


19/05/2022 - Chief Executive GMCA&TfGM/Treasurer Decision Notice - ESF Skills for Growth Commissioning – Logistics Skills contract award ref: 1264    Recommendations Approved

GMCA have run a competitive process and Seetec’s submission scored highest after evaluation.

3 submissions were received and were sent to a full evaluation panel. All 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.

Following evaluation and moderation, Seetec were ranked highest of the three bids. However, all three providers had submitted Social Value responses that were deemed as ‘poor’. GMCA therefore asked all of the bidders to resubmit a revised Social Value response. Following evaluation and moderation of these resubmissions, Seetec remained the highest ranked bid.

The Successful provider’s scores were deemed acceptable and comprehensive throughout their submission and offered an economically advantageous tender. Seetec scored higher than the unsuccessful bidders in a number of questions, and the evaluation panel were particularly impressed with their responses concerning their mobilisation and implementation plan, their engagement and stakeholder management, their performance management and monitoring.



Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer GMCA & TfGM

Decision published: 19/05/2022

Effective from: 19/05/2022

Decision:

Following a competitive procurement process using GMCA’s Education Work and Skills Flexible Procurement System, GMCA wishes to award a £1,000,000 contract to Seetec Business Technology Centre Ltd. This is part of the Skills for Growth programme and focuses on skills in the logistics sector.
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: Eamonn Boylan


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