Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Approve the current forward programme of key
procurements (over £500,000) and seek delegated authority for
contract award approvals following the appropriate procurement
process. To provide an update on the previously identified
procurements from July-December 2021.
That the Cabinet:
a) approves the procurement forward programme January – June 2021 as detailed in report FIN/541
b) delegates authority to the Leader of the Council in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member, Head of Service, and Head of Legal, Governance and HR to approve the award of the contract following an appropriate procurement process.
c) delegates the negotiation, approval and completion of all relevant legal documentation, following the awarding of the contracts, to the relevant head of service, Head of Legal, Governance and HR, and Head of Corporate Finance, in consultation with the appropriate Cabinet member.
(Generic Delegations 2 & 3 will be used to enact this recommendation)
d) approves Worthing Borough and Adur District Councils to provide the insurance service for Crawley Borough Council.
e) authorises the Section 151 Officer to enter into the Joint Working Agreement by way of a service level agreement with Worthing Borough and Adur District Councils and finalise the arrangements.
Reasons for the Recommendations
a) By approving the procurement forward programme there is greater transparency of future procurement processes allowing more scope for internal stakeholders to input into how future contracts are delivered.
b) The approval of the forward programme provides a key decision that will enable the individual procurement processes to be awarded under delegated authority once the tender process has concluded, giving the Council the ability to reduce the time required to complete a procurement process.
Report author: Jo Newton-Smith
Publication date: 13/01/2022
Date of decision: 12/01/2022
Decided at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 19/01/2022