Request Approval to Extend Existing Contracts in Response to Covid-19 Outbreak
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Given the unprecedented circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak the Procurement Service has undertaken an urgent review of contracts expiring that would otherwise have been re-procured in the next 6 to 12 months. Proposals for those contracts have been considered in accordance with Procurement Policy Note 01/20 'Responding to COVID-19' and this report identifies those contracts meeting the criteria for extension with the incumbent supplier.
Approval will enable the Council to extend contracts and permit the Procurement Service to:
· Ensure its focus is maintained on essential category management activities, namely the supply of PPE.
· Where resource permits redeploy staff to support essential services outside of the Procurement Service.
· Undertake full tendering processes to put new contractual arrangements in place at a later date.
This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C21 have been complied with.
The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.
Urgent item?: Yes
Date of decision: 14/05/2020