Decision details

Capita Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of the report was to update Members on the essential features of, and the risks associated with, the final draft of a contract between the Council and Capita Symonds Limited under which the latter would be responsible for providing a planning and building control service for a term of 15 years.  This was intended to provide the basis upon which the Cabinet decided whether or not the authority should enter into the contract, and if so, on the terms set out in the draft or subject to such modifications (if agreed by Capita) as it considers necessary to mitigate the risks as described.




1)           the externalisation of the Council’s Planning and Building Control Services be approved;


2)           the contract be entered into with Capita; and


3)           the Deputy Chief Executive be authorised, in consultation with the Business Transformation and Planning and the Environment Portfolio Holders:


a)           to make minor amendments to the agreement to finally resolve any outstanding matters of detail as follows:


b)           to execute the agreement on behalf of the authority; and


c)            to take such steps as required to implement the agreement, including specifying the date of commencement of the contract.

Reasons for the decision:

See report.

Alternative options considered:

To enter or not enter into the contract with Capita Symonds Limited.

Publication date: 14/05/2009

Date of decision: 12/05/2009

Decided at meeting: 12/05/2009 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/05/2009

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