Decisions

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Decisions published

02/02/2023 - Greater Manchester: Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Partner Procurement ref: 1716    Recommendations Approved

Following an extensive application and evaluation process, the 3 companies demonstrated an acceptable understanding of the contract requirements and capability to deliver.

Decision Maker: Monitoring Officer GMCA

Decision published: 07/02/2023

Effective from: 14/02/2023

Decision:

The award of the contract is to
• Improveasy Ltd,
• Next Energy Solutions
• PHS Home Solutions T/A 0800 Repair.

Lead officer: Nicola Ward


03/02/2023 - Contract Award for the GM Restricted Eligibility Support Service ref: 1715    Recommendations Approved

Preventing and relieving Homelessness is a Mayoral and national government priority.

The service will support individuals who are at risk of, or facing homelessness, and who face additional barriers related to their immigration status that prevent them from moving on. It will thus help to reduce the number of rough sleepers in Greater Manchester and prevent them from returning to the streets. This will also increase move on from ABEN allowing further individuals to access support.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 03/02/2023

Effective from: 10/02/2023

Decision:

To enter into a contract for the Greater Manchester Restricted Eligibility Support Service, 1 April 2023 to 30 March 2024, with the option to extend for a further 12 months.

The service will provide person-centred and joined-up support and advice to non-UK nationals with restricted or undetermined eligibility for public funds in Greater Manchester who are facing, or at risk of, homelessness. Providers will also work with GMCA to facilitate system change, supporting the improvement of mainstream homelessness provision for people with restricted eligibility and contribute to GMCA’s policy change priorities.

The Service has been procured across Two Lots: Lot 1: Immigration and Legal Advice and Lot 2: Practical Support, Advice and Co-production.

The contracts will be awarded to Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (Lot 1) and The Booth Centre (Lot 2), as per the contract award report.

The 10-day standstill period will lapse midnight on 13/2/23.

Lead officer: Nicola Ward


27/01/2023 - Introduction to the Active Travel Commissioner ref: 1713    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 31/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

1.    That the report and its contents be noted.

 

2.    That the Committee receive an update on Vision Zero at a future meeting.

 

3.    That an update on the success of the Bikeability scheme in relation to the number of young people regularly cycling 2 years after they attended their bike ability course be shared with the Committee. 

 


27/01/2023 - Active Travel England - Funding Update ref: 1712    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 31/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:


27/01/2023 - Date and Time of Next Meeting ref: 1714    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 31/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

That the next meeting of the Active Travel Sub Committee take place at 1.30pm on Friday 10 March 2023.

 


27/01/2023 - Minutes of the Active Travel Sub Committee meeting held on 28 October 2022 ref: 1711    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 31/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:


27/01/2023 - Chairs Announcements and Urgent Business ref: 1709    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 31/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

 

There were no Chair’s announcements or items of urgent business.


27/01/2023 - GM Active Sustainability Challenge ref: 1696    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

1.    That the verbal report given by GM Mayor, Andy Burnham, be noted.

 

2.    That the GM Mayor will write a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the March budget highlighting the concerns raised by GM Active about the vulnerability of the public sport and leisure facility sector.


27/01/2023 - GM Housing Investment Loans Fund / GM City Deal Receipts - Investment Approval Recommendations ref: 1704    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023


27/01/2023 - GM Housing Investment Loans Fund / GM City Deal Receipts - Investment Approval Recommendations ref: 1702    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

 

1.      That the GMHILF loans detailed in the table below, as detailed further in this and the accompanying Part B report be approved.

BORROWER

SCHEME

DISTRICT

LOAN

Renaker

Bankside, Greengate

Salford

£54.143m

Renaker

Tower D2, Trinity Island

Manchester

£65.646m

 

2.      That it be approved for up to £20m of the GMHILF lending for the Bankside and Tower D2 schemes being substituted with City Deal Receipts, noting that this is subject to Homes England approval, and to delegate authority to the GMCA Treasurer to agree the exact composition of the lending between GMHILF and City Deal Receipts following further discussions with Homes England.

 

3.      That the delegation of authority to the GMCA Treasurer acting in conjunction with the GMCA Monitoring Officer to prepare and effect the necessary legal agreements be approved.


27/01/2023 - Transport Items ref: 1701    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

Transport Items

 

1.             That it be noted that Mayor Burnham has agreed to chair the Rail North Committee.

2.             That Mayor Burnham’s update on performance issues at Trans Pennine Express be noted

 

B.               Delivering the Bee Network: Bus Franchising, Fares and Local Bus Strategy

 

1.      That the update on the implementation of bus franchising and a weekly bus fare cap be noted.

2.      That the proposals to develop the Greater Manchester Bus Plan, a local bus strategy for the city region be noted.

 

C.               Transport Capital Programme

 

1.      That it be approved to draw down £5.147 million of CRSTS funding to develop and deliver the initial phase of minor works interventions as part of the Bus Pinch Points and Maintenance Programme, noting that further updates and associated funding draw down requests will be brought to the GMCA in due course.

 

2.      That the consolidation of £3.3 million of previously approved TCF2 funding into the CRSTS programme to support the development and delivery of the Bus Pinch Points and Maintenance Programme be noted.

 

3.      That it be approved to draw-down of £0.3 million of CRSTS funding to enable Bolton Council to develop the Topp Way / Higher Bridge scheme to Outline / Full Business Case, noting that a further update will be brought to the GMCA in due course.

 

4.      That it be approved to draw-down £4.5 million of CRSTS funding to enable Oldham Council to deliver the Manchester Street Viaduct refurbishment scheme.

 

5.      That the release of £0.34 million of previously approved TCF2 funding to develop the Golborne Station scheme to Outline Business Case, noting that a further update will be brought to the GMCA in due course, be approved.

 

D.               Our Pass Evidence Review

 

1.      That the findings of the Our Pass pilot evaluation be noted.

 

2.      That the funding of Our Pass on a continuing basis be approved.

 

3.      That the scheme should be subject to an annual review of its performance, to be completed at the end of each academic year

 

4.      That the range of Our Pass “Exclusives” that are made available to cardholders continue to be developed.

 

5.      That the comments received from the GMCA Overview and Scrutiny Committee pertaining to Our Pass be received.

 

E.                GM Active Travel Programme

 

1.          That the release of up to £2.15 million of MCF delivery funding for the Oldham Town Centre West Street/Cheapside scheme be approved.

 

2.      That the release of up to £1.3 million of MCF delivery funding for the Wigan to Standish Phase 1 scheme be approved.

 

 


27/01/2023 - Action to Improve GM's Rented Housing ref: 1700    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

1.             That the contents of this report, including the positive impacts on equality and inclusion, health and other key indicators which can be secured if the standards of our rented homes can be improved, be noted.

 

2.   That the award of £2.12 million to GMCA by DLUHC for a local enforcement pathfinder and the delivery obligations placed on GMCA be noted.

 

3.   That the intention  to enter into grant agreements with the 10 GM authorities in relation to the delivery of the local enforcement pathfinder in line with the approach outlined be approved.

 

4.   That the proposals  to fund the 10 GM districts to deliver the GM Good Landlord scheme be approved.

 

5.   That the proposal for GMCA to collaborate with other GM housing providers and private rental sector to create a Good Landlord Charter be approved.

 

6.  That information on £15 million of further support for affordable homes will be shared as it becomes available.

 


27/01/2023 - Communities and Place Local Authority Investment Proposals to Deliver UKSPF Intervention E22 ref: 1699    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

 

1.  That the allocation of grant funding to the ten projects, subject to due diligence work being undertaken, as per the proposals set out within this report, be approved.

 

2.   That the delegation of authority to the Chief Executive Officer, GMCA & TfGM, GMCA Monitoring Officer and Treasurer to sign off any outstanding conditions, issue final approvals and complete the necessary related documentation in relation to those projects set out in section 3 that have scored above the quality threshold be approved.

 

3.  That the delegation of authority to the Chief Executive Officer, GMCA & TfGM, GMCA Monitoring Officer and Treasurer to review the further due diligence information for the remaining two projects and subject to their satisfactory assessment in line with the approach detailed in section 3, to sign off any outstanding conditions, issue final approvals and complete the necessary related documentation, be approved


27/01/2023 - Mid-Year Treasury Management Report ref: 1706    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

That the Treasury Management Mid-Year Review Report for the first half of 2022/23 and the projected outturn position, revised Authorised Limit and Operational Boundary for external debt and the revised Capital Financing Requirement (CFR) be noted.


27/01/2023 - Mayoral General Budget & Precept Proposals ref: 1698    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

 

1.  That the proposal to increase the Mayoral General Precept by £5 to £107.95 (for a Band D property), comprising of: i) Functions previously covered by the Fire and Rescue Authority - precept of £76.20 (£5 increase); ii) Other Mayoral General functions - precept of £31.75 (no increase), be approved.

 

2. That the following be noted:

 

          i). the overall budget proposed for the Fire and Rescue Service,

ii). the use of the reserves to support the revenue and capital budgets, and the assessment by the Treasurer that the reserves as at March 2024 are adequate,

iii) the proposed Fire Service capital programme and proposals for funding,

iv) the medium-term financial position for the Fire and Rescue Service covered by the Mayoral precept

 

3.  That the detailed budget proposals for other Mayoral functions be noted.

 

4. That the use of reserves as set out in Paragraph 3.3 of the report be noted.

 

5. That members submit any written comments to the Mayor in line with the legal process and timetable described in this report.

 

6. That it be noted that at its meeting on 10 February 2023, there will be an updated budget submitted, consistent with the precept proposals, to reflect final tax base and collection fund calculations and the final baseline funding settlement.

 

7.  That the aspiration to raise the Our Pass threshold to 25 years old for young people leaving care be noted.

 

8.       That the GM Mayor keeps all Leaders informed on developments in the Fire Service payment dispute.

 

9.  That the GM Mayor brings a mid-year review to the GMCA in March following the introduction of capped fares on buses.

 

10.  That the points raised by the GM Overview and Scrutiny Committee be noted.


27/01/2023 - Cost of Living and Economic Resilience in Greater Manchester ref: 1697    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

1.    That the latest assessment and emerging response be noted.

2.    That the Deputy Mayor will consider the provision of further support funding from the Deputy Mayor Budget for VCSE organisations providing targeted support to victims of crime.

3.    That a detailed update will be brought to a future meeting on the Brick-by-Brick Project in collaboration with Amazon to gauge members’ appetite for extending the pilot across the region.

 


27/01/2023 - Proposed Slavery Memorial Day ref: 1695    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

1.          That the GMCA support the motion presented by Salford City Council to call on the Government to declare a national Slavery Memorial Day and to consider making slavery a compulsory national curriculum schools' subject.

 

2.          That a formal letter be sent from the GMCA to Government with this request.

 


27/01/2023 - GM Appointments ref: 1705    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

1.            That the appointment of Councillor Tom Ross, Trafford, to the GMCA be noted.

2.            That the GM Mayor will review portfolio lead arrangements and report back as appropriate.

3.            That the appointment of Councillor Eamonn O’Brien to the Air Quality Administration Committee be approved.

4.            That the appointment of Councillor Amanda Chadderton to the GMCA Resources Committee be approved.

5.            That the appointment of Councillor Ged Cooney to the Growth Company Board be approved.

6.            That the appointment of Councillor Eamonn O’Brien as the GMCA Substitute Member on Transport for the North be approved.

7.            That the appointment of Councillor Christine Roberts, Wigan, as a Substitute Member on the GM Transport Committee be approved.

8.            That the extension of the appointments of Grenville Page and Susan Webster as independent Members to the GMCA Audit, for a further term of office of three years, be approved.


27/01/2023 - GMCA March 2023 Meeting Date ref: 1690    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

That the next meeting of the GMCA be held on 24 March 2023 .

 


27/01/2023 - GM Business (GM LEP) Board - Minutes ref: 1694    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

That the minutes of the Greater Manchester Business Board Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 18 January 2023 be noted.

 

 


27/01/2023 - GMCA Waste & Recycling Committee - Minutes ref: 1693    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

That the minutes of the GMCA Waste and Recycling Committee on Wednesday 18 January 2023 be noted.

 

 


27/01/2023 - GMCA Resources Committee- Minutes ref: 1692    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

That the minutes of the GMCA Resources Committee held on Friday 16 December 2022 be noted.

 


27/01/2023 - EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC ref: 1703    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023


27/01/2023 - GMCA - Minutes ref: 1691    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

That the minutes of the GMCA meeting held on 13 December 2022 be approved.

 


27/01/2023 - Declarations of Interest ref: 1689    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

There were no declarations received in relation to any item on the agenda.

 


27/01/2023 - Chairs Announcements and Urgent Business ref: 1688    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

 

1.    To welcome Councillor Tom Ross to his first meeting as the Leader of Trafford Council.

2.     To welcome Kate Green to her first formal meeting as Deputy Mayor.

3.     To extend thanks to Greater Manchester’s Jewish Community for arranging the annual memorial event for Holocaust Memorial Day.

4.     To extend thanks to GMCA Policy & Strategy Team for their work on the Convention of the North.

5.     To note the update from Councillor Bev Craig on a successful Convention of the North.

6.     To note the Mayor’s update on Trailblazer devolution plans.

7.     To congratulate Stockport Metropolitan Council on their accreditation under the Good Employment Charter with presentation of their award from Mayor Burnham to Councillor Mark Hunter.

 


30/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Multiply Scheme - Pan Greater Manchester Multiply Skills Offer Contract Award ref: 1707    Recommendations Approved

GMCA have run a competitive process and TGC submission scored highly after evaluation.

1 submission was received and was sent to a full evaluation panel. The submission was checked by GMCA’s Information Governance Team and was found to be acceptable. The finances of the bidding company were also checked.

The mini-competition comprised of 2 parts, covering (80%) Quality, (20%) Social Value via the social value portal. In addition to the scored quality evaluation bidders were requested to complete 4 pass/ fail questions looking at OFSTED, Economic & Financial Standing, Information Governance & Safeguarding.

The successful provider’s scores were deemed acceptable and comprehensive throughout their submission. Despite being the only bid, the evaluation panel felt that TGC scores were sufficient for the procurement process to continue without reopening this tender to the market. The panel were pleased with the bidder’s delivery model mobilisation plan, and responses looking at track record, engagement and stakeholder management, as well as performance management and monitoring.

Decision Maker: Treasurer GMCA

Decision published: 30/01/2023

Effective from: 04/02/2023

Decision:

Following a competitive procurement process using GMCA’s Education Work and Skills Flexible Procurement System, GMCA wishes to award a £1,988,600 contract to The Growth Company (TGC). This is part of the Multiply programme which focuses on numeracy skills for adults where a Level 2 in Maths has not been attained.
Delivery is expected to start no later than 20th of February 2023, and the contract runs until the end of March 2024.

Lead officer: Nicola Ward


27/01/2023 - Apologies ref: 1687    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Decision published: 27/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

There were no apologies received.


27/01/2023 - Declarations of Interest ref: 1710    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 27/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest received.

 


27/01/2023 - Apologies ref: 1708    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Made at meeting: 27/01/2023 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee

Decision published: 27/01/2023

Effective from: 27/01/2023

Decision:

That apologies be received and noted from Councillors Doreen Dickson, Kevin Peel, Angie Clark and David Mellor.