Decision Maker: Cabinet
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Seeking delegated authority to the portfolio holder for Corporate
consultation with the Executive Director of Place, to procure, award and contract services and enter into the necessary grant agreement (with BDUK) to procure up to 111 sites associated with the Gigabit Hub Connectivity in Rural Dorset (GHCiRD) project.
Decision of the Portfolio Holder for Corporate Development and Change
(a) That the decision for contract award, following conclusion of the procurement process, be delegated to Cllr Peter Wharf as Portfolio Holder, after consultation with Aidan Dunn, Executive Director – Corporate Development.
(b) That the decision to enter into the necessary subsequent grant agreements with Building Digital UK (BDUK), which is part of the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sports (DCMS) to delivery this programme of activity, be agreed and delegated to Cllr Peter Wharf as Portfolio Holder, after consultation with Aidan Dunn, Executive Director – Corporate Development.
Reason for the decision:
To enable the GHCiRD (BDUK) project to complete due diligence, grant agreement, contract award and finalisation which will facilitate the quickest possible deployment by December 2022
Report author: Dugald Lockhart
Publication date: 29/07/2021
Date of decision: 27/07/2021
Decided at meeting: 27/07/2021 - Cabinet