Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
(Cabinet Member with Special Responsibility Councillor Frea)
Cabinet received a report from the Director for Communities and the Environment which sought authorisation to complete an award of contract in accordance with the ‘Covid-19 Pandemic- Policy for decision making and spending delegations within the Budget and Police Framework.’ This was with regard to the purchase of electric vans.
The options, options analysis, including risk assessment and officer preferred option, were set out in the report as follows:
The options are to either authorise completion of the award of contract or not.
If not approved, it would conflict with the Council’s climate change aspirations.
The officer preferred option was to authorise officers to award the contract.
Councillor Frea proposed, seconded by Councillor Brookes:-
“That the recommendation, as set out in the report, be approved.”
Councillors then voted:-
(1) That Cabinet authorises officers to complete the award of contract for 14 electric vehicles.
Officer responsible for effecting the decision:
Director for Communities and the Environment
Reasons for making the decision:
The Council has a target to become carbon neutral by 2030. As part of the City Council’s ongoing Fleet Replacement Programme, a selection of vehicles was identified that could be replaced with an electric alternative, without compromising either operating or service levels. The funding for the additional electric vans was approved in the Council’s budget for 2020/21.
Publication date: 09/10/2020
Date of decision: 06/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 17/10/2020