Venue: Remote Meeting
Contact: Paul Fraser Senior Democratic Services Officer
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Dowd (and her Substitute Member Councillor Brenda O’Brien) and Sathiy.
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No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.
Report of the Chief Legal and Democratic Officer
The Committee considered (a) the report of the Chief Legal and Democratic Officer, which set out the decision of the Cabinet in relation to the Procurement of 120 litre Blue Wheeled Bins for Glass Recycling and the reasons why the decision had been called-in; and (b) the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection which was considered by the Cabinet in relation to this matter.
The decision taken by the Cabinet on 3 September 2020 in relation to this matter was as follows:
Decision Made: That the Head of Highways and Public Protection be:
Reason for Decision:
It is necessary to procure the supply and distribution of approximately 100,000 wheeled bins in order to implement a glass collection and recycling service for domestic properties. In accordance with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules, the value of this procurement requires pre-procurement approval from Cabinet.
Alternative Options Considered:
Alternative methods of procurement, such as the Council running its own OJEU compliant procurement process, were considered and rejected as use of the existing OJEU-compliant YPO Framework was felt to provide the most effective and efficient route.
The decision was subsequently called-in by Councillors Brodie-Browne, Keith and Pugh.
Paul Fraser, Senior Democratic Services Officer reported on the validity of the call-in and highlighted that the call in requisition:
· had been received within the specified call-in period;
· had been signed by three Members of the Council who were not Members of the Cabinet, in accordance with the provisions in Chapter 6, Paragraph 38(a) of the Council’s Constitution; and
· referred to a specific decision made by the Cabinet and provided a reason for call in, in accordance with Chapter 6, paragraph 40 of the Constitution.
Councillor Pugh, on behalf of Councillors Brodie-Browne and Keith, addressed the Committee and outlined and amplified the reasons for the call-in as follows:
To understand how the introduction of an extra wheelie bin can be accommodated by residents, whether it is necessary to comply with legislation, how the separate election of glass connects with the proposed introduction of and consultation on mandatory glass bottle deposit schemes and whether such a step is required by legislation having regard to (a) references in the legislation to exemptions when separate collection has no significant environmental benefit and (b) the considerable progress made by MWDA in post-collection separation of waste.
Councillor Fairclough, Cabinet Member – Locality Services explained the decision and the reasons why it was taken by Cabinet.
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