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Decision details

Supply Chain Volatility - RES/22/131

Decision Maker: City Growth and Resources Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(i)             to note the global external factors that are having a negative impact on capital and revenue costs, including the delivery of Capital programmes/projects in terms of their budget and delivery timelines;

(ii)           in light of these external cost and time pressures to instruct the Chief Officer - Capital to review the approved General Fund and Housing Capital   programmes/projects in terms of timeline delivery and financial viability and to consider the impact on service delivery as a result of revised delivery timelines.


The review will be informed by the following criteria;


·         Investment, why are we doing it / meeting outcomes

·         Economic, value for money

·         Commercial, procurement / delivery mechanism

·         Environmental, inclusive of Net Zero


In addition, cognisance will be taken of where each project currently sits within its full life cycle; i.e. is it at feasibility stage, design development or construction and whether there are any interdependencies;

(iii)          to instruct the Chief Officer - Capital to report the outcome of the review, following completion of recommendation 2.2, to the Council meeting on 24 August 2022, within the report being prepared by the Chief Executive on the Policy Statement “Working in Partnership for Aberdeen” and its impact on the Council’s Commissioning Intentions, Service Standards and Budgets for 2022/23;

(iv)          in advance of a report detailing the outcome of the review in (iii) above, to approve that the Director of Resources take a report to the Urgent Business Committee on any proposed reprofile of capital projects where supply chain volatility may lead to additional cost or revised timelines outwith the current project budget and budgeted contingency provisions;

(v)           to note that the Council will request an opinion from our external auditors on the impact of this from a value for money perspective;

(vi)          to note the mitigation actions to be adopted as detailed in paragraph 3.19 to 3.27;

(vii)        to note that the Chief Officer - Finance instructed a London Stock Exchange (LSE) announcement in respect of this report, drawing attention to the potential it has to impact upon the financial resources of the Council;

(viii)       to note that the Chief Officer - Finance will include an estimate of the financial implications of supply chain volatility in the Quarter 1 financial performance report that will be reported to this Committee on 4 August 2022;

(ix)          to instruct the Director of Resources to identify, implement or recommend appropriate actionsin addition to those already identified in this report, to mitigate the impact of the issues described in this report to ensure a balance budget is maintained for 2022/23;

(x)           to instruct the Director of Resources to include the issue of ongoing uncertainty re inflation within bid documentation and request an initial meeting for any successful bids to discuss how the ongoing inflation risk will be jointly managed between government and the council; and

(xi)          to note that the Roads Maintenance programme has been reviewed in accordance with the cost pressures and is presented to the committee in another report on this agenda (OPE/22/098).

Publication date: 27/06/2022

Date of decision: 21/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/06/2022 - City Growth and Resources Committee

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