To provide an update in respect of the decision of the Council at its meeting on 17 January 2018 (report by the Deputy Leader of the Council and Deputy Leader of the Cabinet is enclosed).
Consideration was given to the report of the Deputy Leader of the Council and the Deputy Leader of the Cabinet which provided an update in respect of the decision of the Council at its meeting on 17 January 2018.
The Deputy Leader of the Council introduced the report. For various legitimate reasons CPBS had been unable to complete the transformation plan by the end of May. A decision of the Council in January to extend the contract had been subject to the delivery of the transformation plan by this date, a further decision would be required.
Members were supportive of the work of CPBS and were keen to see further benefits from the model going forward.
Members asked if the Council was in danger of acting as ‘shadow directors’ of CPBS. The Executive Manager - Governance responded that certain controls were already set out shareholder agreement (i.e matters reserved to the Councils as shareholders) but that both Councils did have to be mindful that management of the company sat with the company Board.
a) That the Council notes the current position and agrees that it will give consideration to a contract extension after such time as Compass Point Business Services (“CPBS”) has submitted its business case for transformation;
b) That the Council endorses the instruction to CPBS
i) To provide a transformation business case with sufficient options to achieve the 12% efficiency that Grant Thornton advised is achievable; and
ii) that the transformation business case indicates whether the Board supports each option together with a rationale for such view; and
c) That the transformation business case is reviewed by the Partnership Group, with any potential amendments being referred to the CPBS Board for approval, prior to any recommendations being considered by the Council.