Decision details

Update to the Procurement Code

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


1)       That the Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City approved the latest version of the Procurement Code as appended within Appendix 1 of the report.

2)       That the Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City delegated authority to the Director of Commercial Partnerships to make any future editorial changes to the Procurement Code, in consultation with the Executive Director of Finance and Resources and the Cabinet Member.

Reasons for Decision 


1)        The Procurement Code served as a guide to Officers, giving practical effect to the Council priorities whilst at the same time mitigating against commercial and compliance risk. It provided the legal and procedural framework for the procurement of works, goods and services, underpinned the Procurement & Commercial Services operating model and:


o   detailed the appropriate governance, procurement thresholds and approval processes;

o   set out the Councils approach to procurement activity according to risk & contract value.


2)        The current version of the Procurement Code was now out of date and did not reflect the working practices of the departments new operating model or new and evolving Council priorities.


Publication date: 31/03/2021

Date of decision: 31/03/2021

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