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    Managed Service for the Incubator

    Meeting: 24/02/2021 - Cabinet (Item 2831)

    2831 Managed Service for the Incubator pdf icon PDF 141 KB

    Councillor A.J. Mitchell

     

    To agree to enter a contract to manage the Business Incubator.

     

    This item contains an exempt appendix.

     

    Reason for exemption

     

    The appendices contain exempt information within the meaning of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 and by the Local Government (Access to information) (Variation) Order 2006 Paragraph 3 – Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Cabinet considered the Management of Incubator report and noted the amendment to the recommendation that the contract term be for 3 years at a nominal rent noting that it is a concessions contract that can be terminated at any time with 1 months’ notice and a possible extension after 3 years.

     

    Cabinet noted that there were 28 businesses that opened the Request For Quote (RFQ) but only one tender for the contract was made from a company who already successfully manage two other incubators of a similar size in Surrey. Cabinet further noted that the lack of tenders was more than likely due to this being a niche market, and as a result not many businesses were equipped with the experience and skill set required to bid.

     

    Alternative options considered and rejected by the Cabinet:

    Not to enter into the contract and instead recruit a manager for the premises as a paid employee of the Council to run the incubator on behalf of the Council. 

     

    Not to enter into the contract and instead use existing staff from the Economic Development Team to run and manage the incubator.

     

    Resolved to agree to enter into a contract to manage the Business Incubator with the tender specified in Appendix B to include the grant of a lease of the premises at the Summit Centre 33 Hanworth Road Sunbury on Thames for a term of 3 years at a nominal rent noting that it is a concessions contract that can be terminated at any time with 1 months’ notice and a possible extension after 3 years.

     

    Reason for Decision:

    Under contract standing orders the appointment of a contractor for a contract of this value sits with Cabinet.

     

    The tender achieved a very high score, so, although only one application was received, it was of a very high standard and strongly recommended for this contract.

     


    Meeting: 27/01/2021 - Cabinet (Item 2812)

    2812 Managed Service for the Incubator pdf icon PDF 140 KB

    Councillor T. Mitchell

     

    To agree to enter a contract to manage the Business Incubator.

     

    This item contains exempt appendices.

     

    Reason for exemption

    The appendices contain exempt information within the meaning of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 and by the Local Government (Access to information) (Variation) Order 2006 Paragraph 3 – Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    This item was withdrawn and will be considered by Cabinet at its next meeting on 24 February.