Decision details

Superfast Broadband West Yorkshire and York (Contract 3)

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


PMO Reference: WYY-BB-003
Stage: 1 (Eligibility)
Decision Point: 2 (Case Paper)
This scheme will help to deliver further roll out of fast and reliable superfast broadband at 30 Mbps to homes and businesses across West Yorkshire and York.


Resolved: In respect of Superfast broadband West Yorkshire and York – Contract 3 -

That following a recommendation from the Investment Committee, the Combined Authority approves:

(i)            That the superfast broadband contract 3 project proceeds through decision point 2 (case paper) and work commences on activity 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(ii)          That an indicative approval is given to the total project value of £16.428 million from the funding sources outlined in the submitted report for which the Combined Authority is the accountable body, with full approval to spend being granted once the scheme has progressed through the assurance process to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(iii)         That approval is given to reallocate all or part of the BET Refund funding from Contract 2 to Contract 3 as actioned at decision point 5 full business case with costs.

(iv)         That development costs of £120,000 are approved in order to progress the scheme to decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs).

(v)          That the Combined Authority enter into a Service Level Agreement/Funding Agreement if required with Leeds City Council for expenditure up to £120,000 development funding.

(vi)         That future approvals are made in accordance with the approval pathway and approval route outlined in the submitted report including at decision point 5 (full business case with finalised costs) through a delegation to the Combined Authority’s Managing Director following a recommendation by the Combined Authority’s Programme Appraisal Team. This will be subject to the scheme remaining within the tolerances outlined in the submitted report.

Report author: John Bullivent

Publication date: 12/10/2018

Date of decision: 11/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 11/10/2018 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Effective from: 20/10/2018