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Revenues and Benefits - Proposed Strategic Partnership

Meeting: 11/06/2013 - Cabinet (Item 8)

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THE CABINET MEMBER for DELIVERING VALUE FOR MONEY, COUNCILLOR RICHARD BOORN, RECOMMENDS:

 

1.      Cabinet review the attached South Worcestershire Joint Committee report and the recommendations arising from that committee.

 

2.      That in accordance with the recommendations, Cabinet approves Worcester City Council (in conjunction with the other South Worcestershire District Councils; Wychavon and Malvern Hills) to:

 

·         enter into a strategic private sector partnership for the delivery of Revenues and Benefits services.

 

·         appoint Civica as the preferred bidder and that negotiations commence to finalise the contract details for a start date of October 1st 2013.

 

·         delegate the contract negotiations with the preferred bidder to the S151 Officer in consultation with the Cabinet Member, Delivering Value for Money.

 

·         delegate the financial negotiations, including cost sharing arrangements, between the three partner Councils to the S151 Officer in consultation with the Cabinet Member, Delivering Value for Money.

 

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Minutes:

The Cabinet received a report regarding Worcester City Council entering into a strategic private sector partnership for the delivery of Revenues and Benefits Services. The Portfolio Holder for Delivering Value for Money presented the report and explained the background as set out in the report. Cabinet Members supported the recommendations and also stated that appropriate monitoring and governance arrangements needed to be put in place.

 

RESOLVED: That the Cabinet:-

 

1.      review the South Worcestershire Joint Committee report and the recommendations arising from that Committee;

 

2.      that in accordance with the recommendations, approves Worcester City Council (in conjunction with the other South Worcestershire District Councils; Wychavon and Malvern Hills) to:

 

·         enter into a strategic private sector partnership for the delivery of Revenues and Benefits services;

 

·         appoint Civica as the preferred bidder and that negotiations commence to finalise the contract details for a start date of October 1st 2013;

 

·         delegate the contract negotiations with the preferred bidder to the S151 Officer in consultation with the Cabinet Member, Delivering Value for Money; and

 

·         delegate the financial negotiations, including cost sharing arrangements, between the three partner Councils to the S151 Officer in consultation with the Cabinet Member, Delivering Value for Money.