Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Implemented
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider a report outlining the work of the
The Cabinet had before it a * report of the Deputy Chief Executive (S151) seeking approval to enter into a long term partnership with Devon County Council to provide procurement advice and support to the Council.
The Cabinet Member for Finance outlined the contents of the report stating that since April, the council had been without a Procurement Manager. Attempts to recruit had failed to attract sufficient interest from quality candidates. Therefore, the Council had been utilising support from Devon County Council. The report therefore sought Cabinet approval to take the pragmatic step and make that support arrangement more formal through to March 2027, taking advantage of the economies of scale and reducing the risk of a single point of failure.
RESOLVED that: approval be given to enter into the long term procurement partnership with Devon County Council.
(Proposed by Cllr B A Moore and seconded by Cllr C R Slade)
Reason for the decision: to approve the work of this partnership proposal
Note: *report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.
Report author: Andrew Jarrett
Publication date: 03/12/2021
Date of decision: 30/11/2021
Decided at meeting: 30/11/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 08/12/2021