Part 4 - Contract Procedure Rules
Below are the Contract Procedure Rules.
- 1 - Background
- 2 - Scope
- 3 - Accountability and Responsibility
- 4 - Basic principles
- 5 - Exemptions to these Contract Procedure Rules
- 6 - Requirements to consult the Director of Policy, Performance and Governance and the Assistant Director of Legal Services
- 7 - Procuring via Frameworks, Collaborative Procurements and Dynamic Purchasing Systems
- 8 - The contracting process
- 9 - Localism
- 10 - Framework Agreements and Dynamic Purchasing Systems
- 11 - The Quotation Process
- 12 - Tendering Exercises
- 13 - Contracts Register
- 14 - Conditions of contract and contract formalities
- 15 - Other requirements
- 16 - Procurement guidance
10.1 Framework agreements may be procured by the Council, or by other public bodies or public sector buying consortia as arrangements under which named public bodies (including the Council) may award call-off contracts.
10.2 The procurement by the Council of a new framework agreement must be in accordance with any guidance issued by the Assistant Director of Strategic Procurement.
10.3 The term of a framework agreement must not exceed 4 years.
10.4 Dynamic purchasing systems (DPSs) may be procured by the Council, or by other public bodies, or public sector buying consortia, as arrangements under which named public bodies (including the Council) may award call-off contracts.
10.5 A DPS must be operated as a completely electronic process and requires a new competitive procurement procedure to be carried out before awarding any call-off contract under it. Direct contract awards under a DPS are not permissible.
10.6 Additional suppliers may be admitted to a DPS throughout its term.
10.7 The term of a DPS shall be a period that is proportionate to the nature of the goods, services or works to be procured under it.
The procurement by the Council of a new DPS must be in accordance with any guidance issued by the Assistant Director of Strategic Procurement.