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Contact: A. Murray Democratic Services Officer
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members to give notice of any interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.
No declerations were made by members.
CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE 2015/16
To note that, at its Annual Meeting on 28th May 2015, Council appointed Councillors K Barclay and K. Procter as Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectively of this Committee.
RESOLVED: The committee noted the appointments of Councillor Dr Barclay as Chairman and Councillor Procter as Vice Chairman for the Municipal Year 2015/16.
To note the Membership of the Committee, as determined by Council at its Annual Meeting on 28th May, 2015.
RESOLVED: The membership of the committee for the Municipal Year 2015/16 was noted.
To note the Terms of Reference for the Committee, as determined by Council at its Annual Meeting on 28th May, 2015.
RESOLVED: The Terms of Reference were noted.
To receive and, if so determined, to agree as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 17th March 2015.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on the 4 March 2015 be agreed as a correct record and signed by the chair.
To consider a report from the Acting Corporate Director of Transformation & Resources.
The committee reviewed a report from the Acting Corporate Director of Transformation and Resources. The report detailed the new Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs) proposed by STaR Joint Procurement Services.
The CPRs combine procurement best practice from the three affected councils and take recent changes in UK and EU procurement laws and standards into account. The Monitoring Officer pointed out answered member’s questions in relation to the proposed CPRs and the impact they will have on procurement within Trafford Council.
RESOLVED: the Committee approved the new Contract Procedure Rules for incorporation within Trafford Council’s constitution.
LOCAL STANDARDS UPDATE - ISSUES
To receive an oral update from the Director of Legal & Democratic Services / Monitoring Officer on significant local Standards issues, if any.
The Monitoring Officer (MO) confirmed that there were no local standards issues raised since the last meeting 4 March 2015.
The MO attended the Monitoring Officer conference which looked at the new national standards for local authorities. The MO informed the committee that Trafford Council’s Code of Conduct and processes are in line with the new standards.
The MO gave the Committee a brief overview of The Hansard Society’s Audit of Political Engagement noting how the report highlights the importance of maintaining a good relationship with the community.
RESOLVED: That the report be noted.