Decision details

Procurement for Lateral Flow Testing Project

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The recommendations seek to progress the procurement of contractors and supplies

to allow the urgent introduction of a substantial Lateral Flow Community Testing





      i.        the proposed spend, detailed in the Chief Executive’s report, is agreed to be funded from Government grant for the initial financing of the Lateral Flow Community Testing Programme and procurement of associated goods and services.


     ii.        a Contract Standing Order waiver is agreed, under Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulation 2015, in order for the project to move to deliver community lateral flow testing and;


    iii.        the decision is urgent and should not be subject to call in.

Reasons for the decision:

The urgent circumstances of delivering a community testing programme in line with

the Government’s statement of operating principles published on 7 January 2021.


Due to the extreme urgency of this decision we have been unable to meet the 28

days requirement for forward plan notification

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: Yes

Urgent item?: Yes

Report author: Timothy Wheadon

Publication date: 26/01/2021

Date of decision: 26/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 26/01/2021 - Executive

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