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Procurement of Revenues and Benefits Support

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To authorise the procurement of a contract for Revenues and Benefits resilience support with a value range between £1.3m to £1.8m over 5 years




(1)          the procurement of a contract for Revenues and Benefits resilience support with a maximum value of £1.3m over 5 years (£0.260m annually) be authorised, subject to the demonstration of Best Value;


(2)          authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Resources and Commercialisation to award the contract for Revenues and Benefits processing resilience, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Commercialisation, and if so required by procedures, to bring a contract award recommendation to Cabinet for approval;


(3)          the contract award be brought to Cabinet for the award decision if the price exceeded the current available budget.


Reason for Decision:  The procurement was considered necessary to sustain the delivery of statutory services at existing performance levels within the context that the existing supplier had agreed terms to exit the contract by 31 March 2018, thereby necessitating urgent procurement of a replacement supplier.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Tom Whiting

Publication date: 13/10/2017

Date of decision: 12/10/2017

Decided at meeting: 12/10/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/10/2017

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