Procurement Shared Service - Extension of Agreement
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
i) To approve the delegation of the provision of its procurement services to Crawley Borough Council from 1 April 2022 under Section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972.
ii) To agree to the provision of services under an Inter-Authority Agreement for a minimum period of four years from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2026 with an option to extend for a further period of up to four years.
iii) To delegate authority to the Director of Corporate Resources and the Head of Legal and Democratic Services to agree the terms of the Inter-Authority Agreement which reflects the principles outlined in the report.
iv) To delegate to the Director of Corporate Resources and Head of Legal and Democratic Services the ability to apply the four year extension at the end of the initial term subject to performance review in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance & Assets.
The current joint working arrangement with Horsham District Council, Mid Sussex Council and Mole Valley District Council is due for renewal on 31 March 2022 and therefore there is a need for Members to agree how procurement services will be provided in the future in order to give partners assurance that services will continue beyond this date.
Report author: Jane Eaton
Publication date: 26/03/2021
Date of decision: 25/03/2021
Decided at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Cabinet