Revision of the Council's Contract Procedure Rules
Decision Maker: Cabinet,
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Further to minute 74 (21/7/11) the Director of Law, HR and Asset Management sought Cabinet approval for the revision of the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules (“CPR”). The CPR formed part of the Council’s Constitution and therefore the proposed changes could only take effect once approved by Council. If Cabinet was agreeable to the revision made to the CPR, Council would be recommended to endorse the revision at its meeting on 17 October 2011.
The revision of the CPR had principally been undertaken so as to address issues raised by the Audit Commission following their review of the Council’s Highway and Engineering Services Procurement Exercise (‘HESPE’).
The Council had agreed, as part of the action plan endorsed by the Audit Commission, to revise the CPR to improve (amongst other things) clarity in relation to the governance arrangements, in-house bids, roles of officers and the tender process.
(1) That Cabinet approves the revised Council’s Contract Procedure Rules as set out at Appendix 1 to the report.
(2) That Cabinet recommend the Council approve the revised Council’s Contract Procedure Rules as set out at Appendix 1 to the report.
Publication date: 28/09/2011
Date of decision: 22/09/2011
Decided at meeting: 22/09/2011 - Cabinet
Effective from: 06/10/2011