ADD260 Press Support services for the London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC)

Type of decision: 
Assistant Director's decision
Code: 
ADD260
Date signed: 
01 April 2015
Decision by: 
Amanda Coyle, Assistant Director, Health and Communities

Executive summary

The London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC) advises the Mayor on making London an exemplary sustainable world city, and is supported in its work by the GLA Sustainable Development Team.

Approval is sought to enable the Commission to procure and appoint consultants to provide Press Support services from April 2015 – March 2018. The contract will total £36,000 over 3 years (£12,000 per annum), which will be covered by the LSDC’s programme budget and subject to an annual break clause.

The successful consultants will support the Commission’s communications strategy, providing press engagement services to help profile key LSDC activities in the context of its role to advise the Mayor and exist as a well-known, objective and authoritative voice on priority sustainability issues for the capital.

The GLA Press Team have previously been consulted and agreed that the LSDC procuring press support services in this way was the appropriate mechanism for a body such as the Commission.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice