DD2123 IIA - Mayor's London Environment Strayegy

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD2123
Date signed: 
22 June 2017
Decision by: 
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment

Executive summary

The Mayor has indicated that he would like a London Environment Strategy (LES) to be adopted. This is a statutory requirement, and as part of its preparation, under both European and national legislation, the Mayor is required to undertake a number of assessments, brought together within an Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA). 

 Procurement of a consultancy to undertake the Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) to support the preparation of the LES was approved through DD2048. At that time expenditure was approved to a value of £70,000.Jacobs, the preferred supplier, were appointed to undertake the work.

Following the preparation of the LES, additional expenditure of £12,000 is now required to complete the work.
 

Decision

The Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment approves:
•    Agrees the additional expenditure of £12,000 – taking the total value to £82,000 - on  consultancy costs for the Integrated Impact assessment (IIA) to support the preparation of the London Environment Strategy.
 

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice

Introduction and background

1.1    The Greater London Authority Act 1999 (the “Act”) requires the Mayor to produce a London Environment Strategy (LES) which must contain the following: biodiversity, municipal waste management, climate change mitigation and energy, adaptation to climate change, air quality and ambient noise.

1.2    In DD2048 expenditure of up to £70,000 to undertake the IIA of the London Environment Strategy was agreed.

1.3    Following the appointment of Jacobs and executing the contract, the GLA required additional work, i.e. the Variations, to complete the IIA; these are detailed in Section 2 below. The Variations will be carried out under and in accordance with the terms of the existing call-off contract between GLA and Jacobs.
 

Objectives and expected outcomes

2.1    The Variations from the original contract that are required to be completed by Jacobs are:
•    Variation 1 (approved) - Undertaking a full review of the LES IIA Scoping Report to check for consistency and compliance with the SEA directive. This review will include a review of the framework section and associated questions [£1,165]
•    Variation 2 (approved) - Undertaking a high-level economic consideration of each LES option against the relevant IIA objectives included in the scoping report. The output of this work will be a high-level consideration against the relevant objectives and will include recommendations for methodologies to answer the guide questions during subsequent completion of the IIA [£8,289]. 
•    Variation 3 (to be approved) - Undertaking a further review of the LES by Jacobs to ensure the IIA report is in line with the draft LES to be published for consultation [£6,945]
 

Equality comments

3.1     The IIA includes an Equalities Impact Assessment which will evaluate the likely potential impacts, both positive and negative, of the Environment Strategy on those with protected characteristics (age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race,  religion or belief, sexual orientation).

Other considerations

a)    key risks 

4.1    If, post the public consultation on the LES, the draft strategy policies need to be amended to such an extent that there is a need for an additional IIA then the project could take up to two months longer to be completed.
    
b)    links to Mayoral strategies and priorities

4.2     The IIA is a requirement for the preparation of the Mayor’s LES. 
 

Financial comments

DD2048 approved expenditure of up to £70,000 for consultancy of the Integrated Impact Assessment of the Mayors London Environment Strategy.  Approval is now being sought for additional expenditure of £12,000.  This will bring the total expenditure on the Integrated Impact Assessment to £82,000.  The cost will be funded from Development, Enterprise and Environment Central Programme 2017-2018 Budget.

Planned delivery approach and next steps

The variations detailed above will be delivered within the scope of the project timetable outlined in DD2048 and copied below.

Activity

Timeline

Procurement of contract [for externally delivered projects]

End of November 2016

Announcement [if applicable]

 

Delivery Start Date [for project proposals]

Second week of December 2016

Final evaluation start and finish (self/external) [delete as applicable]:

Not applicable

Delivery End Date [for project proposals]

Sept 2017

Project Closure: [for project proposals]

Sept 2017

Appendices and supporting papers

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