Decision details

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