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
7.1 Before carrying out a procurement process, Authorised Officers shall establish whether there is a suitable framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or existing contract to which the Council is a party that provides a mechanism for ordering goods, services and works and, if so, consider whether the use of such framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or existing contract is appropriate and adheres to the principles of Best Value.
7.2 Without prejudice to CPR 7.3, where a collaborative contract, dynamic purchasing system or framework agreement has been let by another public authority or central buying organisation through competition, and in accordance with its own contract procedure rules and legal requirements, such contractual agreement shall be deemed to comply with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules.
7.3 Before using any collaborative contract, an Authorised Officer must first verify that:
a) the contract was procured in accordance with all relevant UK law;
b) the contract was advertised appropriately, and specifically that the scope of the advert allowed the contract’s use by the Council; and
c) the contract has been let on appropriate conditions of contract; and
d) the contract offers, or is reasonably likely to offer, better overall value for money, or benefit to the Council, than the Council could achieve through independent procurement.