Decision details

New Procurement Strategy

Reference: D48271

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Director of Resources and Housing submitted a report detailing proposals to review the Council’s Procurement Strategy with a view to it being further aligned to the Council’s aims. The report also included a review of the use of Council waivers of the Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs), and the actions being taken to minimise the inappropriate use of such waivers.


Responding to a Member’s enquiries, the Board noted the discussions which had been previously held by the Board regarding the Council’s role as a landlord for businesses located in the city. Also, the Executive Member, reiterated some of the key actions being taken by the Council to progress the delivery of social value as an employer and through procurement.



(a)  That the proposed key areas which will form the New Procurement Strategy, as detailed within the submitted report, be supported;


(b)  That the intention to consult further regarding the New Procurement Strategy before returning to Executive Board with a final strategy in April 2019, be noted;


(c)  That the progress made to date in respect of social value aspects of procurement, together with the proposals detailed within the submitted report to further strengthen this work, be noted;


(d)  That the work which has been undertaken to date in respect of minimising the inappropriate use of waivers of CPRs, be noted;


(e)  That the proposals, as detailed within the submitted report, regarding changes to processes to ensure greater control over waivers of CPRs, be supported.

Publication date: 03/01/2019

Date of decision: 19/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 19/12/2018 - Executive Board

Effective from: 08/01/2019

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