Decisions

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Decisions published

16/05/2024 - GMP DN - A1025 Detainee Clothing & Equipment ref: 2677    Recommendations Approved

All suppliers have been awarded a place on the Bluelight Commercial national framework.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 22/05/2024

Effective from: 16/05/2024

Decision:

The Deputy Mayor approves the award of a 2 year contract for Detainee Clothing & Equipment, to Charles Fellows, Thomas Kneale & Co Ltd and Fast Engineering, with the option to extend for a further 2 years. The likely value of 4 years spend would be circa £1.04 million.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


16/05/2024 - GMP DN - A1004, Rapid Video Response Solution. ref: 2676    Recommendations Approved

Following competition GoodSAM Ltd emerged as the preferred supplier.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 22/05/2024

Effective from: 16/05/2024

Decision:

The Deputy Mayor approves the award of a 2-year contract for a Rapid Video Response Solution to GoodSAM Ltd, with the option to extend for a further 2 years on an annual basis. The likely value of 4 years spend would be circa £320,000.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


16/05/2024 - GMP DN - A1072 Office Furniture ref: 2675    Recommendations Approved

The supplier is ranked first on the YPO Office Furniture Solutions framework which enables us to undertake a compliant direct award to them.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 22/05/2024

Effective from: 16/05/2024

Decision:

The Deputy Mayor approves the award of a 2 year contract for Office Furniture, to Gresham Office Furniture, with the option to extend for a further 2 years. The likely value of 4 years spend would be circa £1.8 million.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


16/05/2024 - GMP DN - Secure Kenneling Leasing & Extension ref: 2674    Recommendations Approved

There has been a huge increase in the number of dogs being seized which has led to limited kennel space available, impacting all Forces. A leasing agreement would provide GMP with a set number of guaranteed kennelling spaces available to utilise.

Extending the existing contracts to be coterminous with the 12 month leasing agreement allows all contracts and the lease to be reviewed, and renewed if appropriate, at the same time.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 22/05/2024

Effective from: 16/05/2024

Decision:

The Deputy Mayor approves the 12 month leasing arrangement with SKE and the extension of the existing kenneling contracts in line with the end date of the leasing agreement.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


20/05/2024 - GM Brownfield Programme - further scheme allocation ref: 2673    Recommendations Approved

Approval to the funding allocations will support the strategic objectives of GMCA to increase the supply of housing within GM.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer GMCA & TfGM

Decision published: 21/05/2024

Effective from: 30/05/2024

Decision:

1. To approve the use of £1.348m funding from the GM Brownfield Programme for the former GM Police site on Chester Road;
2. To approve an increase of £0.222m to the £2.222m GM Brownfield Housing Fund grant previously approved by the Combined Authority for the Bolton Moor Lane scheme;
3. To delegate authority to the GMCA Treasurer acting in conjunction with the GMCA Monitoring Officer to prepare and effect the necessary legal agreements.

Lead officer: Nicola Ward


01/05/2024 - PCC DN - Conference attendance, Challenger ref: 2672    Recommendations Approved

As part of ongoing development and understanding of the nature of SOC and how to tackle it, staff will attend events such as the national SOCEX conference, Sex Worker Conference and Clear Hold Build Conference.
This will enable GMCA officers to stay up to date with best practice and policy.

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

Decision published: 16/05/2024

Effective from: 01/05/2024

Decision:

Funding totalling up to £1,500 will be made available for GMCA staff to attend conferences and events relevant to Challenger and Serious Organised Crime, including any associated costs such as travel and accommodation.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


01/05/2024 - PCC DN - Contribution towards #WeStandTogether Affiliate Awards ref: 2671    Recommendations Approved

#WeStandTogether has worked closely with GMCA and the Greater Manchester Hate Crime Partnership for the last decade. #WeStandTogether provides support and funding to local community organisations to promote cohesion and bring communities together.

As Affiliate members of #WeStandTogether, groups have the opportunity to demonstrate the positive impact of their project in return for a chance to receive additional funding through the Affiliate Award scheme.

The scheme aims to identify best practice within communities and provide additional funding to help sustain the work being undertaken to promote cohesion.

The funding would form a donation to #WeStandTogether who administer the Affiliate Award scheme. #WeStandTogether would also be match funding this amount to bolster the scheme.

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

Decision published: 16/05/2024

Effective from: 01/05/2024

Decision:

Funding of £4,500 to be provided to #WeStandTogether in support of their Affiliate Awards scheme to continue cohesion projects across Greater Manchester.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


01/05/2024 - PCC DN- Custody Allocation Unit Review Event ref: 2670    Recommendations Approved

The Custody Allocation Unit Review will be the starting point to the multi-Agency 3D Improving Police Custody Partnership programme. Stakeholders and partners will review the current operation and consider options for re-design.

The multi-Agency 3D Police Custody Partnership will place be in for 2 years to improve:
• Diversion – brief interventions, referrals and assessment, community support, linked to healthcare in custody.
• Dignity –engage with lived experience to recommend improvements and consider the impact of neurodiversity and people with mental health issues and /or complex needs.
• Diversity –co-design with the GM Equality Alliance to understand the needs of communities of identity and potential action to mitigate disproportionality.

The above will be considered through a pragmatic approach focussing on specified custody suites to start, with as follows:
• Child focus: to be developed at Stockport (Cheadle Health Custody Suite) linked to GMP’s Child Centred Policing Approach.
• All Age Offer: Starting with Adult provision at North Com Custody Suite
• Potential re-design / development at Longsight Custody Suite

A High-level Operation Improvement proposal was built on consensus approach of how we:
• Place communication and engagement as pivotal- everything flows from this – hearts and minds, culture.
• Reduce the risk of offending/reoffending via effective intelligence sharing, increasing diversionary opportunities and offender management.
• Protect and safeguard those at risk.
• Ensure the Criminal Justice System is a safe place for people– first do no harm.
• Value and support our workforce and upskill them.
• Drive for quality /effectiveness – that it is a primary driver above efficiency and process and is truly a person-centric approach.
• Deliver a trauma-in-practice approach to people with complex needs – no one left behind.
• Engender a collaborative problem-solving approach with partners.

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

Decision published: 16/05/2024

Effective from: 01/05/2024

Decision:

Refreshments and lunch be provided at the Custody Allocation Unit Review event taking place at GMP HQ on 3rd May 2024, 10am – 3.30pm with stakeholder’s and partners.

GMP HQ Catering
Menu option B @ £5.80 x 35
Tea/Coffee @ £1.65 x 35

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


01/05/2024 - PCC DN - Embedding Youth Voice into Child Centred Policing Workshop Event ref: 2669    Recommendations Approved

Improved, meaningful and consistent engagement between children and young people and the police is one of the key outcomes of the GMP Child Centred Policing strategy and the GM Youth Justice Transformation Delivery Board. To help achieve this, we are setting up a workshop event in Oldham, inviting youth service representatives and GMP colleagues from across GM on June 14th, 2024.

There are a number of ways and locations in which the police interact with children, such as in schools, in police stations and other formal and informal events and settings. And while there are some good examples of children and young people attending GMP IAGs (Independent Advisory groups) across GM, the picture is not consistent, nor are the models always child centred.

That is why we have set up this workshop with the aim of bringing together GM partners from youth service agencies and GMP to share best practice in developing truly child centred police scrutiny panels across the GM.

The four key principles of the Young Person Scrutiny Panel are:
1. Young person led
2. Facilitated by youth service agencies.
3. GMP involvement and investment.
4. Follows the Lundy Model of Participation.

The aim of the event is to devise a clear Terms of Reference; scope and principles, to develop a clear, coordinated, and consistent picture across GM. The workshop will be an opportunity for GM partners to share their own group experiences, resources and knowledge, to help other GM areas develop their own.

Several GM partners have been invited to present, including Oldham Youth Service, (as well as Salford and Manchester Youth Zone) who along with Oldham District Police have established a Youth Independent Scrutiny Panel: a forum that is very much young person led; facilitated by youth service colleagues, with significant investment from Oldham District Police.

The event will be from about 10am to 3pm for approx. 60-70 people.
Lunch and refreshments are approx. £7 - £8 per head.

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

Decision published: 16/05/2024

Effective from: 01/05/2024

Decision:

A funding envelope of £500 be agreed to cover catering and refreshment costs for the above event

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


02/05/2024 - PCC DN - Facilitation of Gender Based Violence Lived Experience Panel Development Sessions ref: 2668    Recommendations Approved

The Gender Based Violence Lived Experience Panel are critical to ensuring that the voice of victims and survivors are at the heart of our delivery of the Greater Manchester Gender Based Violence Strategy.

The Panel are in the process of agreeing their ways of working and their shared priorities for the year ahead linked to the Gender Based Violence Strategy. To achieve this, two face to face development sessions have been agreed. Skilled and sensitive facilitation is needed to support the panel to achieve their aims at these sessions. Together Brilliant Things and De Butterfly CIC have a strong track record in delivering inclusive, therapeutic and trauma informed facilitation. In addition to planning, designing and delivering the sessions the facilitators, working with the panel, will deliver:

• A Statement of Intent which will set out the panel’s agreed ways of working together to help refine their purpose and strengthen relationships
• The panel’s agreed priorities for the year ahead
• The panel’s preferred methods of decision making and communication

Two payments, totalling £5000 will be made to a Brilliant Thing CIC and De Butterfly CIC, as follows, to deliver the two sessions:
• April 2024: £2,340
• June, 2024: £2,660

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

Decision published: 16/05/2024

Effective from: 02/05/2024

Decision:

We are seeking to award £2,500 each to a Brilliant Thing CIC and De Butterfly CIC (totalling £5000) to support the planning and facilitation for the Gender Based Violence Lived Experience Panel’s development sessions in 2024. The funding is intended as contracts between GMCA and a Brilliant Thing CIC and De Butterfly CIC.

Lead officer: Lisa Lees


10/05/2024 - Broughton House Loan Consolidation ref: 2667    Recommendations Approved

Approval of the consolidation of two existing loans into a single facility with Broughton House, totalling £4.1m, which needs to be made during the pre-election period, and cannot wait until the next GMCA meeting. The loans have been consolidated in order to improve the affordability of the loan and to better reflect the reduced lending risk.
The Combined Authority gave approval on 22nd March 2024 to give delegated authority for the period 23rd March 2024 to 30th May 2024 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 2024, and approve any urgent variations on amounts and terms for already approved loans.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer GMCA & TfGM

Decision published: 13/05/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

a) approve the consolidation of the two existing loans totalling £4.1m into a single facility with Broughton House;

b) note that the Combined Authority Treasurer and Combined Authority Monitoring Officer will review the due diligence information in respect of the above investment, and, subject to their satisfactory review and agreement of the due diligence information and the overall detailed commercial terms of the investment, to sign off any outstanding conditions, issue final approvals and complete any necessary related documentation in respect of the loan noted above.

Lead officer: Nicola Ward


10/05/2024 - Romaco Limited Additional Loan Facility ref: 2666    Recommendations Approved

The additional loan facility to Romaco Limited 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. Romaco Limited provides debt funding to SME developers, predominantly across the North.

The Combined Authority gave approval on 22nd March 2024 to give delegated authority for the period 23rd March 2024 to 30th May 2024 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 2024, and approve any urgent variations on amounts and terms for already approved loans.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer GMCA & TfGM

Decision published: 13/05/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

a) approve a further £2,000,000 loan facility to Romaco Limited;

b) note that the Combined Authority Treasurer and Combined Authority Monitoring Officer will review the due diligence information in respect of the above investment, and, subject to their satisfactory review and agreement of the due diligence information and the overall detailed commercial terms of the investment, to sign off any outstanding conditions, issue final approvals and complete any necessary related documentation in respect of the loan noted above.

Lead officer: Nicola Ward