Decision details

Strategic Partnership Between Peterborough City Council and AVIC International Corporation (UK) Ltd - JAN15/CAB/07

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Cabinet received a report from the Executive Director, Resources.

 

The purpose of the report was is to seek approval to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding a strategic partnership arrangement (SPA) between Peterborough City Council and AVIC International Corporation (UK) Limited (AVIC).

 

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED:

 

To approve Council entering into a a memorandum of understanding regarding a strategic partnership arrangement with AVIC International Corporation (UK) Limited.

 

 

Reasons for the decision:

To enable a memorandum of understanding regarding a strategic partnership arrangement to be entered into.

Alternative options considered:

To continue pursuing existing priorities without having an international partner in place.  This would mean that the Council would not benefit from the expertise, experience and supply chain benefits of an international partner.

 

To pursue the additional projects anticipated by the strategic partnership separately.  The Council would then incur additional expense in treating each project individually and in procuring individual solutions.

 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Background Documents:

Joint Statement from the Governments of The People's Republic of China and The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dated 17 June 2014

 

UK-China Joint Statement on Climate Change dated 17 June 2014

 

Information Note in Relation to The UK-China Joint Statement on Climate Change

 

Publication date: 19/01/2015

Date of decision: 19/01/2015

Effective from: 23/01/2015

This decision has been called in by:

  • Councillor Nick Sandford who writes The reasons for the call-in are: 4. Decision does not follow principles of good decision-making set out in Article 11 of the Council's Constitution. if reason 4, please tick which specific element of Article 12 the decision maker has not followed, did he or she not; (a) realistially consider all alternatives and, where reasonably possible, consider the views of the public; (c) take account of all relevant matters, both in general and specific, and ignore any relevant matters; and (d) act for a proper purpose and in the interests of the public."

Accompanying Documents:

  • It is not anticipated that there will be any documents other than the report and relevant appendices to be published.