Decision details

Aura – Renewal of Service Contract

Decision Maker: Organisational Change Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider the proposed extension of the service contract with Aura


The Chief Officer (Housing and Assets) introduced the report to consider the proposed extension of the service contract with Aura.  He advised that the initial service contract with Aura was for a three-year period ending 31 August 2020.  The agreement between the Council and Aura included an option to extend the contract for a further two years by mutual agreement.  The report recommends exercising such an agreement and covers the principal terms of that agreement.


The Chief Officer provided background information and reported on the main considerations, as detailed in the report.


During discussion the Leader of the Council and the Chief Officer responded to the questions and concerns raised by Councillor Tudor Jones


The recommendations in the report were moved by Councillor Martin White and seconded by Councillor Andy Dunbobbin.




(a)       That the Committee notes and supports the intention to extend the service contract with Aura for a further two year period (1 September 2020 to 31 August 2022); and


(b)       That Aura be invited to present the next iteration of their business plan to Overview & Scrutiny at the start of the 2020/21 financial year, and include a specific statement of social value objectives in keeping with the Council’s newly adopted Social Value Strategy.


Report author: Kara Bennett

Publication date: 27/01/2020

Date of decision: 27/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 27/01/2020 - Organisational Change Overview & Scrutiny Committee

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