Agenda

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 30th June, 2022 5.00 pm

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

Items
No. Item

A. PROCEDURAL ITEMS

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 10 March 2022 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jane Lythgow – 01274 432270 / 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. 

 

(Jane Lythgow – 01274 43270 / Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

5.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

The following referral has been made to this Committee up to and including the date of publication of this agenda.

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION - CONTRACT STANDING ORDERS AND FINANCIAL REGULATIONS - Previous reference: Minute 57 Governance and Audit Committee (2021/22)

 

The Governance and Audit Committee, at its meeting on 21 April 2022, whilst discussing amendments to the Constitution – Contract Standing Orders and Financial Regulations, resolved, amongst other things:

 

(1)  That the Social Value Procurement Policy be referred to the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee for consideration when the policy is reviewed.

 

The Committee is asked to note the referral listed above and decide how it wishes to proceed, for example by incorporating the item into the work programme, requesting that it be subject to more detailed examination, or refer it to an appropriate Working Group/Committee.

 

(Jane Lythgow – 01274 432270 / Mustansir Butt – 01274 432574)

 

B. OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY ACTIVITIES

6.

COUNCILLOR CALL FOR ACTION - ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN THE BRADFORD 2 AND BRADFORD 10 AREAS

Members are reminded that any Member may refer any local government matter to the relevant Overview & Scrutiny Committee.  In considering whether to refer a matter, the Member must have regard to any guidance issued by the Secretary of State.

 

A Call for Action been received from a Member regarding anti-social behaviour in the BD2 and BD10 areas as detailed below:

 

“Following a number of incidents of antisocial behaviour and vandalism in the Eccleshill ward over the past year. I am now requesting that you take steps to implement a Councillors Call to Action as set out in the Councils Constitution.

 

With Bus services, Swimming Pool, businesses and residents in the BD2 and 10 areas regularly subjected to vandalism, anti-social behaviour and threats of violence. There has been little impact from interventions from the Police and other agencies to date. 

 

Previous multi agency meetings have failed to bring everyone together and months on from the last such meeting the problems persist today.

 

Residents are suffering from regular withdrawals of services and reputational damage as a result of the behaviour of a small minority. I believe that there is no other choice left than to take this step”.

 

The request does comply with constitutional requirements (Part3E Paragraph 4).

 

The Member will be invited to attend the meeting to make representations as to why it would appropriate for the Overview & Scrutiny Committee to exercise its functions in relation to the matter.

 

The Committee is requested to consider and determine the request for an inquiry and if it determines to exercise its functions in relation to the matter refer it to the appropriate Overview & Scrutiny Committee.  In this case that would mean retaining the matter itself as the Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee considers all Safer and Stronger Communities matters.

 

Members are requested to consider and determine the request for an inquiry into anti-social behaviour in the Bradford 2 and Bradford 10 areas of the District.

7.

WELFARE ADVICE SERVICES ACROSS THE DISTRICT - PROCUREMENT OF A CONTRACT OVER £2M IN VALUE pdf icon PDF 467 KB

Members will be aware that contracts with a total estimated value and above must be reported to the relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee.  Reports must be provided at an early stage of the process once a draft procurement strategy and specifications have been developed for consideration by Members.

 

The report of the Director of Public Health, (Document “A”) outlines, for Members’ information, existing Welfare Advice services across the district as funded by Bradford Council; details current delivery systems and recommends that a new procurement process is instigated to identify future service options and needs.

 

Recommended –

 

That the contents of Document “A” be noted and the release of the contract for procurement under the Council’s standing orders be agreed.

(Sarah Possingham – 07582 100244)

Additional documents:

8.

ALCOHOL AND DRUG SERVICES ACROSS THE DISTRICT - PROCUREMENT OF A CONTRACT OVER £2M IN VALUE pdf icon PDF 934 KB

As Members are aware contracts with a total estimated value and above must be reported to the relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee.  Reports must be provided at an early stage of the process once a draft procurement strategy and specification have been developed for consideration by Members.

 

The report of the Director of Public Health, (Document “B”) outlines, for Members’ information, the position of Alcohol and/or Drug services in the district the intention to commission those services under section 7.2.1 (Part 3G) of the Council’s standing orders in relation to contracts of over £2million in value. 

 

Recommended –

 

That the contents of Document “B” be noted and the release of the contract for procurement under the Council’s standing orders be agreed.

(Sarah Possingham – 07582 100244)

 

Additional documents:

9.

END USER COMPUTER EQUIPMENT - PROCUREMENT OF A CONTRACT OVER £2M IN VALUE pdf icon PDF 320 KB

As Members are aware contracts with a total estimated value and above must be reported to the relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee.  Reports must be provided at an early stage of the process once a draft procurement strategy and specification have been developed for consideration by Members.

 

The report of the Director of Finance, (Document “C”) is provided to advise Members of the forthcoming procurement exercise for the supply of End User Computing equipment with a value in excess of £2 million.  Members are advised of the intention to commission those services under section 7.2.1 (Part 3G) of the Council’s standing orders prior to the commencement of the procurement process.

 

Recommended -

 

That the contents of Document “C”, including the intention to proceed to an Open Tender for the appointment of an End User Computing provider be noted, and the release of the contract for procurement under the Council’s standing orders be agreed.

 

(Dominic Barnes-Browne – 07812 486694)

Additional documents:

10.

DRAFT WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 202 KB

The Chair of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee will submit a report (Document “D”) which includes proposed items for the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee DRAFT work programme for 2022/23.  The Committee is asked to consider which items it wishes to include in the work programme.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       Members consider and comment on the areas of work to be carried forward into this municipal year.

 

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

 

(3)       That the work plan for the committee be approved.

 

(Mustansir Butt - 01274 432574)

 

Additional documents:

11.

DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS

Members are asked to note the schedule of meetings for the Committee for the remainder of the municipal year 2022-23.  The meetings will be held at 1700 hours on the following dates:

 

21 July 2022

15 September 2022

13 October 2022

10 November 2022

8 December 2022

12 January 2023

9 February 2023

9 March 2023

6 April 2023

(Mustansir Butt - 01274 432574)