Issue - decisions
Waste PFI - Award of Contract
RECOMMENDED:That Council agree to:
(i)support the award of the Waste Private Finance Initiative (PFI) by North Yorkshire County Council to AmeyCespa for the service operation period of 25 years, with an option to extend for up to 5 years;
(ii)commit to make sufficient budgetary provision (£750k per annum growth from 2011/12 to 2015/16 inclusive) for the contract for its term, and determine the limits of the affordability envelope within which financial close may be agreed, as set out in paragraph 193 of the report;
(iii)delegate authority to the Director of City Strategy (acting in consultation with the Director of Customer & Business Support Services and the Head of Civic, Democratic & Legal Services) to determine the final terms of the Waste Management Agreement between the County Council and City of York Council documents at commercial and financial close, as necessary, subject to the Agreement being within the affordability envelope agreed by Council;
(iv)delegate authority to the Director of City Strategy (acting in consultation with the Leader, the Director of Customer & Business Support Services and the Head of Civic, Democratic & Legal Services) to execute on behalf of the City Council the Waste Management Agreement with North Yorkshire County Council;
(v)authorise the Director of Customer & Business Support Services to issue the certificates under the Local Government (Contracts) Act 1997 to confirm the City Council’s powers to enter into the contract referred to in the above paragraph;
(vi)give an indemnity to the Director of Customer & Business Support Services against any claim that may arise out of or in connection with the issue of the certificates under the Local Government (Contracts) Act 1997;
(vii)note that, if the above is agreed, the Executive will take all such decisions as may be required out of or in connection with the implementation of the decision to award the PFI contract to AmeyCespa, including agreeing that financial close may proceed within the limits of the affordability envelope set by the Council.
REASON: In order for Council to determine whether to enter into a long term waste treatment contract.