Decision details

Procurement for the Supply and Delivery of Office Supplies

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive - Business Support

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval from the Assistant Chief Executive (Business Support) for the procurement for the Supply and Delivery of Office Supplies.


The Assistant Chief Executive (Business Support) has approved the direct award for the contract for the Supply and Delivery for Office Supplies to Lyreco via the YPO Office Supplies – 1001 Framework.

The value of the contract is estimated to be up to £583,000. It must be noted that the demand for office supplies is variable and it is unknown whether it will return to pre-Covid 19 levels.

The duration of the contract shall be for an initial term of 3 years, with the option to extend (1 x 12 months). The potential maximum term is 4 years.

Reasons for the decision:

The Council’s existing contract is due to expire 14th January 2022, and a new contract is required to ensure continuation of the supply and delivery of office supplies as required by the Authority.

Alternative options considered:

The use of alternative frameworks in addition to other routes to market have been considered, however utilising YPO’s Office Supplies – 10001 Framework has been identified as the most appropriate option for this provision.

Publication date: 08/11/2021

Date of decision: 08/11/2021

Effective from: 16/11/2021

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