That the Cabinet
a) approves that Crawley Borough Council provide procurement services on behalf of Mole Valley District Council from 1st December 2020.
b) agrees to the cost sharing arrangements as set out in paragraph 6.3
c) agrees to the provision of services under an Inter-Authority Agreement for a minimum period from 1st December 2020 to 31st March 2022 to align with the term of the existing Inter-Authority Agreement
d) agrees to accept a delegation from Mole Valley District Council of their procurement functions under Section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972.
e) delegates authority to the Head of Corporate Finance to agree the terms of the Inter-Authority Agreement which reflects the principles outlined in the report.
(Generic Delegation 7used to enact this recommendation)
Reasons for the Recommendations
The trial arrangement with Mole Valley DC ends on 1st December 2020 and therefore there is a need for Members to agree how procurement services will be provided in the future.