Issue - meetings

Library stock

Meeting: 13/02/2012 - Executive (Item 10)

10 Authority to participate in the Central Buying Consortium (CBC) framework for the procurement of Library stock pdf icon PDF 73 KB

This report seeks approval for participation in the Central Buying Consortium (CBC) framework for the supply of library books and other stock items from April 2012. The library stock budget of £550,000 has been maintained for 2012/13 at the same level as in previous years – in effect almost doubling the stock budget for each 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.

Minutes:

The report from the Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services sought approval for participation in the Central Buying Consortium (CBC) framework for the supply of library books and other stock items from April 2012. The library stock budget of £550,000 had been maintained for 2012/13 at the same level as in previous years – in effect almost doubling the stock budget for each library.  The council has been a member of the CBC for the supply of library books and other library materials since September 2010, after the contracts for the Welstock consortium came to an end and Welstock was disbanded. The current contract between the suppliers and the CBC comes to an end in March 2012. Councillor Powney (Lead Member, Environment and Neighbourhoods) advised that it was being recommended to continue with the current supplier.

 

RESOLVED:-

 

(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.