Agenda and decisions

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 10th October, 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

ALTERNATE MEMBERS (Standing Order 34)

The City Solicitor will report the names of alternate Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members. 

 

2.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

3.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

4.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

5.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

No referrals were made at the time of the publication of thuis agenda.

 

6.

TENDERING OF FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR THE SUPPLY OF PRINT SERVICES pdf icon PDF 100 KB

The Assistant Director Office of the Chief Executive will submit a report (Document “H”) which sets out the details of the procurement enquiry that Marketing & Communications – Design & Print Procurement Services proposes to tender and the relevant timelines to ensure compliance with the Council’s Contracts Standing Orders, FinancialRegulations and EU procurement legislation.

 

Recommended –

That the report be noted and the option to undertake the tendering exercise and publish the Print Services framework procurement enquiry also be noted.

 

Decision:

RESOLVED -

 

This Committee requests that the comments and views raised by members be considered by officers as part of the procurement exercise.

 

ACTION:  Strategic Director of Corporate Services

7.

BRADFORD COUNCIL'S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2015 - 2021 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Director of Human Resources will submit a report (Document “I”) which provides a progress update to Corporate Overview and Scrutiny on the Council’sCorporate Workforce Development Strategy 2015 – 2021. This was the recommendation from Corporate Overview & Scrutiny of 11 October 2018 that a progress report be submitted in 12 months time.

 

Recommended –

 

That Members note the report.

 

(Michelle Moverley – 01274 437883)

Decision:

RESOLVED –

 

(1)          That officers be thanked for submitting a detailed report.

 

(2)          That this Committee requests that a further report be presented in 12 months which focuses specifically on:

 

(a)   Key outcomes;

(b)  Performance appraisals.

 

ACTION:  Strategic Director for Corporate Services

8.

HANSON SCHOOL'S FINANCIAL POSITION pdf icon PDF 101 KB

The Committee, at its meeting held on 11 April 2019, requested a report on the financial circumstances relating to Hanson School’s overspend.

 

The Strategic Director Children’s Services will submit a report (Document “J”) setting out Hanson School’s financial position.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       The Committee is asked to consider and to note the information            provided in the report.

 

(2)       An update on the School’s financial position be presented to the           Committee early in the new calendar year.

 

(Marium Haque - 01274 431078)

Decision:

RESOLVED –

 

(1)          An update on the School’s financial position be presented to the Committee early in the new calendar year.

 

(2)          That this Committee asks the Portfolio holder for Education, Employment and Skills to ensure the views expressed by this Committee are communicated to the Minister.

 

ACTION:  Strategic Director for Children’s Services

9.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

The Chair of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee will submit a report (Document “K”) which sets out the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee work programme for 2019/20.  The Committee is asked to consider which items it wishes to include in the work programme.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That members consider and comment on the areas of work        included in   the work programme.

 

(2)       That members consider any detailed scrutiny reviews that          they may wish to conduct.

(Mustansir Butt - 01274 432574)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED –

 

That the work programme continue to be kept under review.

 

ACTION:  Overview and Scrutiny Lead