Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Procurement Projects for 2022/23
The Finance and Assets Portfolio Holder set out the Procurement Schedule by explaining that the wide range of projects included on the wide range of projects included on the Procurement Schedule allowed officers to conduct procurement without further authority on the projects as long as the Budget had also been approved. He reminded Members of the recent changes to the constitution which clarified the process for the procurement schedule and the subsequent approval process on award, developed the Delegated Executive Decision process for transparency and made changes to the thresholds at which decisions are made. In addition Members were made aware of changes to the Public contracting Regulations (2015) thresholds which now included VAT.
The report explained that there had been a reduction in the number of procurement projects identified on the Procurement Schedule, it was thought that this reduction was due to Local Government Reorganisation and departments re-focussing on what was important in terms of Business as Usual.
RESOLVED – That Council be recommended to approve the Procurement Schedule for 2022/23 attached at Appendix 1 to the report.
Reasons for Decision
To deliver Value for Money in the provision of services and improve the efficiency of its procurement activities through the approval of the procurement exercises proposed for 2022/23.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Council could decide not to approve all or part of the Procurement Schedule. This would mean that separate acceptance reports may be required for all or specific tenders. This would mean increased lead time to procurement and a greater administrative burden.
Report author: Gillian Flowers
Publication date: 11/02/2022
Date of decision: 09/02/2022
Decided at meeting: 09/02/2022 - Cabinet