Decision details

Proposed Amendment to the Scheme of Delegation for Officers

Decision status: Recommmend to Council

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Governance and Legal Services & Monitoring Officer presented a report which proposed an amendment to the Officer Delegation Scheme to enable the Strategic Director of Services to purchase vehicles above the Key Decision threshold.


The report explained that the Council sets the budget for capital spend, including an amount for replacement vehicles.  The purchase of individual vehicles was then approved by either officers under delegated powers or Executive if the value of the vehicles to be purchased exceeded the Key Decision threshold for capital spend, i.e. £150,000.


It was therefore proposed that the Officer Delegation Scheme be amended to enable the Strategic Director of Services to agree to the purchase of all vehicles.  This power would only be used where the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules had been complied with.  The proposed wording of the delegation to the Strategic Director of Services was ‘To agree to the purchase of all vehicles subject to the purchase being in accordance with the approved capital budget and the Contract Procurement Rules.’


Moved by Councillor Jane Yates and seconded by Councillor Catherine Tite

RESOLVED that the proposed amendment to the Constitution in relation to the Officer Delegation Scheme, as set out in the report, be recommended to Council for approval.

Publication date: 08/07/2024

Date of decision: 15/04/2024

Decided at meeting: 15/04/2024 - Standards Committee

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