Decision details

Forward Programme of Key Programmes (January – June 2024)

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 2023.




The Cabinet:


a)            endorses the procurement forward programme January – June 2024 (appendix A of report FIN/634).


b)            delegates authority to the Leader of the Council in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member, relevant Head of Service, and Head of Governance, People & Performance 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 Governance, People & Performance, 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


1)         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.


2)         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: Becca Williams

Publication date: 30/11/2023

Date of decision: 29/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 29/11/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/12/2023

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