Issue details

Request Approval to Extend Existing Contracts in Response to Covid-19 Outbreak

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.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £1,700,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 14 May 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Leader of the County Council

Lead director: Director of Finance

Contact: Dave Gorman Email: Tel: (01772) 534261, Rachel Tanner Email: Tel: 01772 534904.


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