Decision details

Approval to enter into a contract for a Tail Spend Solution

Reference: D56152

Decision Maker: Director of Resources

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Tail Spend Solution is a digital purchasing system which the Buyer and Supplier willuse. These are products that are often low volume and low value which we buy to meet a specific, short term need and are unlikely to buy again or in the near future. The tail spend solution will enable the council to capture this expenditure and re-brand as on contract spend that delivers social value based on local spend with local (Leeds) suppliers.


The Director of Resources gave authority to procure a Tail Spend Solution from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2027 (subject to the successful trial of up to 6 months with CEL).

The estimated contract value is £500,000 per annum.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);


Director – Neil Evans

Chief Officer – Victoria Bradshaw

Head of PACS – Kieron Dennett

Contact: Tony Bailey, Group Procurement Manager 0113 37 85822 Email:

Publication date: 14/03/2023

Date of decision: 21/03/2023

Effective from: 29/03/2023

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