Decision details

Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan – Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside – Contract arrangements for the Clean Vehicle Funds Service

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Finance and Low Carbon (Deputy Leader - Councillor Abdul Jabbar), Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods (Deputy Leader - Councillor Amanda Chadderton)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

1.1The purpose of this report is to summarise the procurements that have been undertaken to provide the system and services tendered to deliver the Clean Vehicle Funds and to seek approval for TfGM to award the contracts in accordance with TfGM’s existing Constitutional arrangements.
1.2This contract will be funded by monies awarded to Greater Manchester by the Government. GM has been awarded £119.08m from the Government’s Clean Air Fund, this figure includes JAQU estimated delivery costs at 5%, i.e. £5.98m. which is sufficient to sign these contracts.
1.3In the event of a shortfall CAZ Revenues will be used to cover administration costs subject to any net CAZ shortfall being covered by the New Burdens Doctrine . The Government’s Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) have been kept up to date with procurement activity and they are aware of GM’s intention to enter into contract with QV Systems and the Financiers.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: GMCA (acting by its officer, TfGM) is authorised to award to the contact for the development and operation of the Clean Vehicle Funds Service to QV Solutions Limited and to award positions on the Clean Funds Scheme Vehicle Financier Framework to Close Brothers Ltd, Haydock Finance Ltd, Hampshire Trust Bank Ltd, Shire Leasing Plc and RCI Financial Services.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - GMCA to be authorised to award the contact for the development and operation of the Clean Vehicle Funds Service to QV Solutions Limited and to award positions on the Clean Funds Scheme Vehicle Financier Framework to Close Brothers Ltd, Haydock Finance Ltd, Hampshire Trust Bank Ltd, Shire Leasing Plc and RCI Financial Services.
Option 2 - Not to award to the contact for the development and operation of the Clean Vehicle Funds Service to QV Solutions Limited and to award positions on the Clean Funds Scheme Vehicle Financier Framework to Close Brothers Ltd, Haydock Finance Ltd, Hampshire Trust Bank Ltd, Shire Leasing Plc and RCI Financial Services.

Alternative options considered:

2

Publication date: 20/07/2021

Date of decision: 07/07/2021

Effective from: 28/07/2021

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