Decision details

Decision Maker: WMCA Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


(1)       Authority be delegated to the Managing Director of Transport for West Midlands and Director of Finance of the West Midlands Combined Authority to appoint suppliers to the Joint Data Team framework contracts for Provisions 1 and 2 (data collection and data platform).


(2)       The on-going requirement for constituent WMCA member authorities to continue to allocate budget of £624,100 per annum towards the Joint Data Team Initiative (divided between authorities by mid-level population size), in line with the practice of the last 10 years and with the budget level set at that of the last two years and with further efficiencies to be sought to reduce or avoid costs, be approved.


(3)       Efficiencies in the delivery of the Joint Data Team Initiative be released through new ways of working and the in-housing of activity in order to provide new capabilities for improved intelligence to support management of network resilience, performance management, land Use forecasting, to include supplying the tools to enable the easier sharing of intelligence between WMCA partners in support of the Policy Research Plan (endorsed at WMCA Board 23 June 2017) and in line with the developing wider approach to data and intelligence.


(4)       The procurement strategy and on-going work to secure the development of a replacement transport modelling capability for the current PRISM model that would enable continued business case development, operation of the DEIM investment policy tool and support the testing of policy impacts on the transport network (such as Local Plan evidence bases) be noted.

Publication date: 13/10/2017

Date of decision: 13/10/2017

Decided at meeting: 13/10/2017 - WMCA Board

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