Decision Maker: Leader
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To agree key actions to enable the extension
of the current arrangements with Compass Point Business Services
the Joint Venture Shareholder Agreement between the Council, CPBS
and East Lindsey District Council (“ELDC”) and
associated contractual documents be terminated, and amended
contracts entered into in accordance with the Heads of Terms set
out in Appendix B to this report;
2) the initial Transformation Plan submitted by CPBS and attached at Appendix A to this report form the basis for individual business cases in accordance with the principles set out in this report and the decision of the Council on 27 February 2019;
3) funding be allocated in due course to CPBS transformation plans in accordance with the decision made by Council at its meeting on 27 February 2019;
4) authority to approve or reject individual business cases for each element of the Transformation Plan be delegated to the Director of Strategy and Governance, in consultation with the Deputy Leader of the Council and the Deputy Leader of the Cabinet; and
delegated authority be granted to the Director of Strategy and
Governance, in consultation with the Deputy Leader of the Council
and the Deputy Leader of the Cabinet, to determine (i) the date that the existing Joint Venture
Shareholder Agreement and associated contract documents are
terminated and the new contract documents entered into; and (ii)
the final terms and conditions of the revised Joint Venture
Shareholder Agreement and associated contract documents having
regard to the Heads of Terms at Appendix B to the report.
1) To agree arrangements for the continued delivery of Council services by CPBS beyond the timeframe of the current agreements which expire in 2020.
2) To enable forward planning by the Council, remove uncertainty which might otherwise affect CPBS’s ability to recruit and retain staff, improve co-ordination and governance and reduce base costs
The Principle of extending the arrangements has already been approved by Council and the Leader. However, the alternative options are also set out in the report:
· To continue the company arrangement as currently in place.
· To continue the company arrangement and consider any recommendations to update arrangements and further improve outcomes.
· To disestablish the company and consider an alternative shared service model of provision.
Reason Key: Incurring expenditure above £72,000 threshold in respect of revenue/£178,000 in respect of capital;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Conflict of Interest: It is the opinion of the officer that there are no conflicts of interest
Dispensation Granted: This decision is not subject to urgency proceedings
Contact: Mark Stinson, Executive Manager - Governance Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 08/03/2019
Date of decision: 08/03/2019
Effective from: 16/03/2019