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.
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
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