Decision details

Authority to utilise Regulation 72 (1) (b) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 to vary the current contract for the provision of building materials.

Reference: D56093

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


LBS is currently mobilising a number of new materials providers. This is a complex project that requires a significant amount of ICT interfacing between the Council’s Total Connect system and the new providers’ systems - in addition to other mobilisation matters such as acquiring new premises.

The service is therefore seeking approval to vary the contract with the existing provider, Wolseley UK Limited for 3 months. This will ensure that LBS and the new suppliers have sufficient time to mobilise and ensure a smooth handover.

The contract Wolseley UK Ltd will be varied, and extended untill 30th June 2023.


The Director of Resources has approved the proposal to vary the existing contract with Wolseley UK Limited and extend the provision for a period of three months, 1st April 2023 to 30th June 2023, in accordance with Public Contract Regulations - Regulation 72 1(b) with an estimated value of £1,000,000. 

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted


Contact: Craig Simpson, Head of Leeds Building Services 01133785416 Email:

Publication date: 24/02/2023

Date of decision: 06/03/2023

Effective from: 14/03/2023

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