Decision details

Amendments to the Contract Standing Orders

Decision Maker: Strategy and Resources Committee

Decision status: Item Called In

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee considered a report proposing changes to Contract Standing Orders following the revised Public Contract Regulations 2015 and the inclusion of a Commissioning Board as an advisory forum for Officers.




The amendments to Contract Standing Orders (CSO) be agreed including:

?     The increase in the contract value threshold of £150,000, up to which an exemption from tendering may be sought, to that of the application at which the EU regulations for non-Schedule 3 services apply, i.e. from £150,000 to £172,514 (the value of which is subject to change every 2 years as published by the European Commission)

?     The inclusion of the Commissioning Board as an advisory forum to officers on the correct application of the Council’s commissioning cycle, before contracts are tendered and contracts are awarded. It will apply when the value of a contract is £172,514 or above.  

?     Other general changes to accommodate the new regulations and to take account of organisational changes since the existing CSO’s were last published.


Publication date: 02/10/2015

Date of decision: 28/09/2015

Decided at meeting: 28/09/2015 - Strategy and Resources Committee

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