Decision details


Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(1) That the content of the report be noted.


(2) That it be noted that, that in accordance with the approval process for constitutional amendments as set out in the Council’s constitution:

·         At the meeting of the Standards Committee to be held on the 14 March 2022 and at a meeting of the Scrutiny Committee to be held on 16th March 2022, a report recommending the amended CPRs will be presented and

·         In line with the Council’s constitution, the Standards Committee and Scrutiny Committee will consider the amended CPRs and if approved, will recommend them for adoption by the Council.


(3) That, subject to approval from Standards Committee and Scrutiny Committee, adoption of the proposed CPRs be recommended to Council.

Reasons for the decision:

A revised set of Contract Procedure Rules is necessary to ensure that the STAR Authorities continue to have an agreed set of harmonised CPRs in order to support STAR Procurement as a shared service vehicle; to incorporate legislative changes following the UKs exit from the European Union; and to promote efficiencies and quality across developing procurement processes.

Alternative options considered:

No other viable option. The Council could retain the current set of Contract procedure Rules but this would mean that the Council’s CPRs would not be harmonised with those of the other STAR Authorities and as such would need to operate differently to those STAR Authorities which would be counterproductive to the shared service objectives and inefficient. The CPRs would not also not reflect recent legislative changes and advancements n procurement practices.

Publication date: 22/03/2022

Date of decision: 21/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/03/2022 - Executive

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