Estates management and Capital Accounting software system.
Cornwall Council is responsible for the management of a significant property estate. Its assets include a wide variety of operational and commercial properties such as offices, libraries, leisure centres, social care properties, schools, industrial estates, business centres, depots, public open space, ports and harbours, heritage buildings, art galleries, a mine and an airport. The book value of the estate is 1 900 000 000 GBP and consists of over 1 600 sites and 6 500 separate buildings.
The main intention of this proposed 3 year contract, with an option to extend for a further 12 months, is to ensure suitable service provision of a 24/7 availability light vehicle recovery service to limit disruption to traffic flow due to breakdowns on the 4 vehicle lanes over the bridge and also in the adjacent Saltash Tunnel. The Service also requires other business critical and routine duties and activities as stated in the Scope and broad outline specification below: Primary duty: Light Vehicle Recovery — Provision of all staff, plant, equipment and insurances to carry out light vehicle recovery (up to 3.5 tonne gross vehicle weight) and traffic management for 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to ensure timely and safe recovery of vehicles to minimise hazards and disruption to users enabling the restoration of normal traffic flow in the shortest possible time-scale.
Ancillary duties: Operational support staff will also be required to undertake other activities and duties including but not restricted to the following. Business critical: — De-icing of South Cantilever Lane/Footpaths/Car Parks — Ensuring security of all buildings/offices within Tamar Bridge areas of jurisdiction — Start up/close down of Emergency Supply Generator — A roving resource providing support in dealing with emergencies or to investigate other causes for concern particularly during the late evening and early morning when Tamar Bridge staffing levels are at a minimum. Routine: — Transfer of Abnormal Load Crossing Receipts to Toll Plaza — Enforcement of 2 hour maximum parking in bridge car park — Removal of litter/debris from bridge grounds — Transfer of recycling materials to contractors.
Cornwall Council intents to award a contract for two enforcement agents to collect monies due in order to fulfil its statutory duty to efficiently maximise the collection and associated income of Council Tax, Business Rates, Sundry debts, Housing Benefit Overpayments and Parking Enforcement penalties.
Cornwall Council intents to award a contract for two enforcement agents between which all debts with be evenly split.
Total debts passed onto enforcement agents are estimated at 14 330 000 GBP per year split across council tax, NNDR, housing benefit over payments, sundry debts, car parking charges and rents.
The contract period will be 3 years plus two possible extensions of 1 year each.