Greenwich Council

Decision details

Appointment of contractors to provide planning application services

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

1.            Agree the appointment of RE (Regional Enterprise) Ltd to provide planning application services for the Council.

2.            Note that the RE will be engaged to process current over time planning applications and approval of conditions applications for the Royal Borough’s Development Management Services (Planning) at a rate of £45 per hour.

3.            Agree that an exemption is sought to Standing Order 12.1 to enable this appointment as the commission is between £25,000 and £100,000 and no other written quote was sought.

4.            Note that Standing Order 7.1 allows Chief Officers the authority to make an exemption decision subject to appropriate legal and financial input into this report.

5.            Agree that a tendering competition is not required and to award up to a six-month contract to (RE) Regional Enterprise Ltd to process the current backlog of planning applications and approval of conditions applications for the Royal Borough’s Development Management Services at a rate of £45 per hour. The maximum level of spend anticipated within this period is £50,000.  Furthermore, £45ph represents value for money as an hourly rate for an experienced case officer.

6.            Note that the urgency of the matter RE were approached to provide this particular service to RBG.

Decision:

1.    Agreed the appointment of RE (Regional Enterprise) Ltd to provide planning application services for the Council.

2.    Noted that the RE will be engaged to process current over time planning applications and approval of conditions applications for the Royal Borough’s Development Management Services (Planning) at a rate of £45 per hour.

3.    Agreed an exemption to Standing Order 12.1 to enable this appointment as the commission is between £25,000 and £100,000 and no other written quote was sought.

4.    Noted that Standing Order 7.1 allows Chief Officers the authority to make an exemption decision subject to appropriate legal and financial input into this report.

5.    Agreed that a tendering competition is not required and to award up to a six-month contract to (RE) Regional Enterprise Ltd to process the current backlog of planning applications and approval of conditions applications for the Royal Borough’s Development Management Services at a rate of £45 per hour. The maximum level of spend anticipated within this period is £50,000.  Furthermore, £45ph represents value for money as an hourly rate for an experienced case officer.

6.    Noted that given the urgency of the matter RE were approached to provide this particular service to RBG.

 

Publication date: 08/09/2017

Date of decision: 08/09/2017

Effective from: 15/09/2017

Accompanying Documents: