Decision details

Authority to award a contract for set up and management of COVID-19 lateral flow testing (Key Decision taken under Emergency Decision Making Powers)

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To seek approval to award a contract for the set up and management of COVID-19 Lateral Flow Testing on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care as required by Contract Standing Order 88.

Decision:

That the Chief Executive, exercising urgency powers pursuant to paragraph 9.3.2 of Part 3 of the Constitution:

 

i)             Approves the direct award of the contract for the set up and management of COVID-19 Lateral Flow Testing on behalf of the Department for Health and Social Care for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021 to Number 8 Events Ltd.

Reasons for the decision:

As detailed within the accompanying report.

Alternative options considered:

As detailed within the accompanying report.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Reason Key: Signficant expenditure/savings of £500k or more;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Cabinet/Committee Decision or Scheme of Delegation: Decision taken under the Chief Executive's emergency decision making powers

Parties Consulted: It is not considered in the circumstances that non-statutory public consultation is a viable option.

Contact: Thomas Cattermole, Head of Member Services Email: thomas.cattermole@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 5446.

Publication date: 06/04/2021

Date of decision: 01/04/2021

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