Decision details

Review of the Council's Procurement Governance Arrangements

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Assembly

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Core Services introduced a report on the review of the Council’s procurement governance arrangements.


Following the return of the Council’s procurement service from Elevate East London in 2020, officers had commenced a review of the Council’s approach to procurement.  Stemming from that work, a range of improvements had been identified which included the simplification of the multi-layered thresholds and multi-service oversight arrangements, particularly for low level spend, as a means of aiding compliance and enhancing procurement outcomes.


The Assembly resolved to:


(i)   Approve the new procurement governance arrangements as set out in the report, for implementation with effect from 1 April 2022; and


(ii)   Delegate authority to the Strategic Director, Law and Governance, to implement the appropriate amendments to the Council’s Contract Rules and other documents within the Council Constitution to effect the new arrangements.

Report author: Euan Beales

Publication date: 18/03/2022

Date of decision: 02/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 02/03/2022 - Assembly

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