Part 4 - Contract Standing Orders
Below are the Contract Standing Orders.
- 1 - Background
- 2 - Scope
- 3 - Accountability and Responsibility
- 4 - Basic principles
- 5 - Exemptions
- 6 - Requirements to consult Assistant Director of Legal Services and Assistant Director of Strategic Procurement
- 7 - Grants and external funding
- 8 - Collaborative Procurement, Frameworks and Use of Agents
- 9 - The contracting process
- 10 - General
- 11 - Select lists
- 12 - The quotation process
- 13 - Requirements applicable to all tendering exercises
- 14 - Tendering exercises
- 15 - Conditions of contract and contract formalities
- 16 - Other requirements
Prevention of Corruption and Declaration of Interests
16.1 Officers shall comply with the Council’s Code of Conduct for Employees and the Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy Statement and Strategy. In particular:
- a) no officer shall use or be seen to use their position to obtain any personal or private benefit (including benefit accruing to connected third parties) from any contract entered into by the Council;
- b) officers’ attention is drawn to the provisions of the Code of Conduct relating to the separation of roles during tendering.
16.2 With regards to any contract that has been proposed or entered into by the Council, officers must disclose in writing to their Director any instances:
- a) where they have any relationship with a supplier; or
b) where they have any personal interest (financial or non-financial) which could reasonably be considered to conflict with the Council’s interests.
In support of these Standing Orders, the Assistant Director of Strategic Procurement may issue guidance, procedures and standard documents as Procurement Guidance. Authorised Officers shall comply with such guidance when undertaking procurement activities and contract management.