Decision details

Procurement Board Decisions to Waive Contract Procedure Rules with a Contract Value Over £100k October 2022 - March 2023

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider requests to waive Contract Procedure Rules and agree the direct award of a number of contracts. The requests to waive Contract Procedure Rules have been considered by the Procurement Board, and in considering the requests, consideration was given to the contract value and length of contract, steps taken to ensure best value, the reasons for not undergoing a competitive process, whether the contract was a stop gap prior to undergoing a competitive process and availability of compliant alternatives to direct awards, together with any other reasons being given by the commissioning area.


That the Contract Procedure Rules be waived and the direct awards be agreed in respect of the contracts, as detailed in the accompanying document.

Reason – The usual procurement process cannot be followed for the contracts, for the reasons included in the accompanying document, for each individual contract.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 06/09/2023

Date of decision: 24/04/2023

Accompanying Documents: