Decision details

Authority to participate in the Central Buying Consortium (CBC) framework for the procurement of Library stock

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To approve participation in the Central Buying Consortium (CBC) framework for the procurement of Library stock.  The £550,000 book budget is staying at the current level for six libraries instead of 12, in effect doubling the book stock budget per library.

Decision:

(i)         that approval be given to the Library Service’s participation in the Central Buying Consortium’s framework for the purchase of library books and other library materials;

(ii)        that there are good operational reasons as set out in paragraph 3.10 of the report for not seeking approval from the Director of Legal and Procurement for each and every time the Council enters into a call-off contract under the Central Buying Consortium’s Framework and agree that a blanket approval to use the Framework for the framework duration may be given.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Internal

Contact: Sue McKenzie, Libraries, Arts and Heritage Email: sue.mckenzie@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 3144.

Report author: Sue McKenzie

Publication date: 15/02/2012

Date of decision: 13/02/2012

Decided at meeting: 13/02/2012 - Executive

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