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Decision details


Commissioning of Libraries and Leisure Management Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval to delegate authority to the Corporate Director Community, Health and Wellbeing to proceed to tender for the procurement of library and leisure management services subject to final approval of the outcome by Cabinet




(1)               the work carried out on the cross-borough leisure and libraries market testing, including proposals relating to further development of a shared service, be noted;


(2)               the further work carried out on the development of the full service specification and the preparation for formal market testing and procurement, be noted;


(3)               authority be delegated to the CorporateDirector Community, Health and Wellbeing, in consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Community and Cultural Services and Property and Major Contracts, to invite tenders, engage in discussion with bidders and proceed with the evaluation of tenders following any necessary consultation and equality analysis of the proposals, as outlined in paragraph 3.2 of the officer report;


(4)               it be noted that a further report would be submitted to Cabinet with recommendations for the award of contract(s) and/or suggestions for alternative delivery models;


(5)               the proposed outline collaborative governance arrangements be approved and it be noted that a report would be submitted to Cabinet to seek approval, prior to entering into those arrangements.


Reason for Decision:  To deliver the next phase of transformation of Harrow’s cultural services and to ensure the continuation of leisure and library service delivery whilst at the same time delivering efficiency savings.

Report author: Paul Najsarek

Publication date: 21/06/2012

Date of decision: 20/06/2012

Decided at meeting: 20/06/2012 - Cabinet

Effective from: 29/06/2012

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