Decision details

Shared Procurement Future Delivery Model - to consider recommendations for the future delivery model for the procurement shared service

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Policy Development Advisory Group

8 January 2018




(i)         That the delegation of the provision of Horsham District Council’s procurement services to Crawley Borough Council from 1st April 2018 be approved under Section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972.


(ii)        That the provision of services under an Inter-Authority Agreement for a minimum period of four years from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2022 be agreed.


(iii)       That the Legal Services Manager be authorised to agree the terms of the Inter-Authority Agreement, reflecting the principles outlined in the report.


(iv)       That the staffing arrangements, including the TUPE transfer of staff, be noted.




The current joint working arrangement is due for renewal on 31st March 2018 and therefore there is a need for Members to agree how procurement services will be provided in the future.  The recommended approach assists in delivering process efficiencies, creates equality in staff terms and conditions and makes the management of the team less complex.

Report author: Jane Eaton

Publication date: 29/01/2018

Date of decision: 25/01/2018

Decided at meeting: 25/01/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/02/2018

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