Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
After consideration of a written report of the
Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services) and after
consultation with Executive Members, the Chief Executive Officer,
under his emergency delegated powers agreed that power be delegated
to the Corporate Director Strategic Resources [or in his absence
the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services)] in
consultation with the Supply Chain Resilience Board to determine
any decisions regarding supplier relief and to make any
consequential decisions to enact that relief (in consultation with
the relevant Executive Members) as determined by the Corporate
Director Strategic Resources (or Assistant Chief Executive (Legal
and Democratic Services) in the CDSR’s absence).
*PLEASE NOTE This decision was originally
published on or near the date of the decision and so call in no
longer applies. It has been re-published as part of the change in
committee management system that we use.*
Decision taken by Richard Flinton, Chief Executive Officer, under his emergency delegated powers and in consultation with Executive Members.
To implement a process for considering supplier relief due to COVID-19 in accordance with the Procurement Policy Note 02/20.
There is a significant impact on businesses arising out of the pandemic which is likely to result in a number of the County Council’s suppliers struggling to meet their contractual obligations and potentially their financial viability, with their ability to retain staff and their supply chains being at risk.
The Government guidance details how Councils might assist their suppliers and the proposed safeguards that would prevent system abuse which included sample checking and audits to ensure the Council was protected. The suggested process is thought to be a fair and flexible way of dealing with the Council’s suppliers during the difficult COVID-19 period.
Publication date: 28/04/2021
Date of decision: 21/04/2020