Decision details

Revision of the Council's Contract Procedure Rules

Decision Maker: Director

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To revise the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules in order to simplify and standardise internal processes and clarify roles and responsibilities.

Reasons for the decision:

The previous version had an ambiguous Scheme of Authorisation with an unclear description of how and when Procurement should be involved in the purchasing activity.  It also needed updating in relation to the Council’s roles, including the Corporate Contracts Management function.

Alternative options considered:

To not update the existing Contract Procedure Rules and use the Exemption form to allow many purchasing within the policy.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 14/03/2019

Date of decision: 05/03/2019