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Council reserves the following functions:
The setting of council tax in accordance with s93(1) of the Local
Government Finance Act 1992 or the setting of a reduced amount of
council tax under s94 of that Act or paragraph 3 of Schedule 7 to
The setting of a balanced budget annually, including the setting of
fees and charges, including the approval of commissioning
intentions and service standards.
The approval of the capital programme.
The borrowing of money as provided for in s56(6)(d) of the Local
Government (Scotland) Act 1973.
The approval of any annual investment strategy or annual investment
report required by any consent issued by Scottish Ministers under
s40 of the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003.
The approval of the Council’s Treasury Management Policy and
The appointment of committees, including external members, and the
number and allocation of committee places, the appointment and
removal from office of the Lord Provost, Depute Provost,
Leader or Co Leaders and/ or Depute
Leader, Business Manager and Depute Business Manager, a convener
for each committee and a vice convener as appropriate and the
approval of senior councillor allowances.
The election of members to the Licensing Board.
The review of polling districts and polling places.
Subject to the Powers Delegated to Officers, the administration of
trusts in respect of which the Council is sole trustee or the only
trustees are elected members of the Council.
The approval of the Local Development Plan.
The approval of an Administration’s political
The consideration of the Council’s Delivery Plan.
The consideration of its annual report of its effectiveness and
each committee’s annual report of its
The consideration, where required, of reports by both the Standards
Commission for Scotland and the Financial Conduct Authority, and
the overseeing of members’ standards of conduct.
The establishment of the Appointment Panel in accordance with the
Standing Orders for Council, Committees and Sub
The approval of the Council’s Scheme of
The approval of the Council/Committee Diary.
The approval of the Scheme of Establishment for Community
The establishment of Working Groups.
To consider any matter which the Council has previously considered
and agreed to receive a further report.
To consider Monitoring Officer reports under Section 5 of the Local
Government and Housing Act 1989.
Making schemes for the reorganisation of educational endowments
under section 112(2) or 112(3) of the Education (Scotland) Act
To approve internal and external commissioning activity by the
Council where the estimated contract value is in excess of
£1m (with the exception of procurement relating to the
Capital Programme which may be approved by the Finance and
Resources Committee) and in this regard:-
to receive a bi-annual Population Needs Assessment to understand
the needs which public bodies must address;
to receive, as appropriate, an in-depth analysis of key groups,
priorities and challenges across public services to identify and
action potential efficiencies and improvements to help ensure that
the needs of customers and citizens are met and commissioning intentions are delivered;
to receive, as appropriate, sufficiency and market analyses to
understand existing and potential provider strengths and
weaknesses, and identify and take action
in respect of any opportunities for improvement or change in
to endorse the refresh of the Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP)
including recommending any changes which may be required;
to approve annual procurement workplans, reflecting the LOIP, the
Population Needs Assessment, the Council’s commissioning
intentions, the Council’s service standards, the views of
customers and citizens, and the best evidence of effective
interventions to ensure a preventative focus on demand
to approve all procurement activity by the Council where the
estimated contract value is in excess of £1m (with the
exception of procurement relating to the Capital Programme which
may be approved by the Finance and Resources Committee) including
Procurement Business Cases submitted in accordance with Procurement
when approving procurement activity, the Council will:
promote investment in the prevention, early intervention and
reduction in the demand for services; consider the experience of
customers and take such action to ensure that services to be
commissioned are co-designed to meet customers’ needs;
ensure that commissioned services are focused on delivering the
Council’s agreed commissioning intentions and contribution to
the LOIP; and
identify potential efficiencies and improvements in quality,
including across partner organisations and promote the strategic
allocation of resources.
to establish Arm’s Length External Organisations (ALEOs)
where it is determined that services should not be provided
to decommission services, including ALEOs, that do not meet the
Council’s commissioning intentions and outcomes;
to take such action to ensure that appropriate supply management
and capacity building (market facilitation) is in place to ensure a
good mix of resilient service providers, that offer customers an
element of choice in how their needs are met; and
to approve the Strategy Framework to facilitate the delivery of
to approve amendments to the Council’s Performance Management
to receive annual reports on the LOIP and Locality Partnership
to consider and monitor performance associated with the
Council’s agreed commissioning intentions and ultimate
contribution to the LOIP outcomes;
to receive annual reports from each of the council’s ALEOs to
enable scrutiny of performance;
to receive an annual procurement performance report to enable
scrutiny of performance; and
to receive reports on any changes in legislative requirements,
policy and population needs which may facilitate opportunities to
work differently to improve outcomes or may require revisions to
existing commissioning intentions and outcomes.
However procurement relating to the Capital Programme may be approved by
the Finance and Resources Committee.
For the avoidance of any doubt, this reservation 24 does not affect
the Terms of Reference of the Pensions Committee, Aberdeen City
Region Deal Joint Committee or Aberdeen City Integration Joint
Board, and it does not prevent the exercise of delegated powers
where authority is delegated to officers under the Powers Delegated
to Officers, Procurement Regulations or otherwise.
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