Decision details

Forward Programme of Key Procurements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Approve the current forward programme of key procurements and seek delegated authority for contract award approvals following the appropriate procurement process.





That the Cabinet


a)         approves the procurement forward programme June 2020 – December 2020.


b)         delegates authority to the Leader of the Council, in consultation with the appropriate Cabinet Member, the relevant Head of Service, and Head of Legal, Democracy 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, Democracy and HR, Head of Corporate Finance, in consultation with the appropriate Cabinet Member.


(Generic Delegations 2 & 3 will be used to enact this recommendation)



Reasons for the Recommendations


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.


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: Karen Hayes

Publication date: 25/06/2020

Date of decision: 24/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 24/06/2020 - Cabinet

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