The Head of Finance, Procurement and Commercial Property submitted a report asking Members to consider the proposed Procurement Policy.
The Chairman invited the Procurement Manager to present the report.
Members asked about who monitored the service and what penalties were built into tenders and contracts. The Procurement Manager explained that the Head of Finance, Procurement and Commercial Property was now her direct line manager and that they worked closely with Legal Services to build in robust rectification processes. Any exemptions had to be signed off by the Chief Operating Officer, who had the final say.
The Committee considered the Procurement Policy as contained on pages 629-645 of the Book of Reports, which had been presented to Members.
RESOLVED: That the Committee recommend the Procurement Policy to Council to be noted and approved.