Decision Maker: Mid Suffolk Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
It was RESOLVED:-
1.1 That a business case is developed jointly by officers of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils and Flagship Group which explores the opportunities a joint venture would create to deliver Building Services.
1.2 That A business case, with a preferred option for the delivery of Building Services is presented to Cabinet, by early 2020, for a decision.
Reason for Decision: The delivery of an efficient and effective, value for money building service continues to present a range of challenges. To ensure we provide the highest level of service to our tenants whilst managing costs, the development of this business case would explore the opportunities and benefits to deliver services within an alternative business model in the future.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:
1.1 A range of options have been considered before submitting this report.
1.2 The first option is the ‘Status Quo’ in which officers would continue to manage and develop the Building Service in accordance to the current Business Plan.
1.3 The second option is to consider alternatives to the current business model, which could include outsourcing the service or finding an alternative partner to enter into a joint venture with. However, these have been discounted because there are no immediate opportunities to develop these options.
Any Declaration of Interest Declared: None
Any Dispensation Granted: None
Publication date: 07/10/2019
Date of decision: 07/10/2019
Decided at meeting: 07/10/2019 - Mid Suffolk Cabinet
Effective from: 16/10/2019