Decision details

City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) - Transport Capital Programme 2022/23

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decisions:

Consideration was given to the commercially sensitive information on relation to Item 11.

 

RESOLVED – That:

1.    The proposed programme of works/projects which would fully utilise the expected City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement highway maintenance and Integrated Transport Block (ITB) allocations available for 2022/23 as per the formal grant notification from GMCA be approved.

2.    The 2022/23 Transport Capital programme, based on good practice and ensuring best value for money (Appendix 1) be approved.

3.    The 2022/23 Integrated Transport Block (ITB) programme of highway safety, traffic management and minor works schemes based on accident data analysis and feedback from Councillors and residents across the borough (Appendix 2) be approved.

4.    All tender award decisions relating to delivery of the appended programmes, with a value of over £400,000, be delegated to the Executive Director for Place & Economic Growth in consultation with the relevant Portfolio holder (consistent with previous Cabinet delegations for highways improvement contracts/programmes): this is necessary to meet delivery timescales.

5.    All tender award decisions relating to delivery of the appended programmes (up to £400,000), be delegated to the Executive Director for Place & Economic Growth without the need for further sign-off of individual tender awards (the mechanism for this to be agreed with the Executive Director for Place & Economic Growth).

6.    Any underspend generated as the attached programmes progress (Appendix 1 and 2) be used to deliver additional schemes in priority order (although lower priority schemes may be selected depending on available budget, value for money and type of treatment) until the budget is fully expended in year. This approach to utilising underspend meant that the Highways service did not need to gain further approvals to deliver additional schemes, ensuring they could be delivered as soon as practically possible. Any additional schemes to be delivered would be communicated with the Portfolio Holder in advance and Ward Members as the scheme development progresses. 

7.    It be noted:

·         detailed financial reports and updates will be reported to Corporate Investment Performance Board (CIPB).

·         delivery teams will engage with procurement and legal to ensure that the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules are adhered to in all cases.

·         The Portfolio Holder would be kept up to date on programme delivery overall;  and

·         Ward members would be informed of scheme development (where appropriate) and delivery dates ahead of schemes getting to site. This mechanism would ensure prompt and efficient delivery of schemes and the overall programme.

 

Publication date: 29/07/2022

Date of decision: 25/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/08/2022

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