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