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Procurement Connection - Protocol 1

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If you require guidance or up to date documents related to this protocol please contact the relevant category leads in County Procurement as follows:

Protocol 1 should be used in all procurements for contracts that are above the relevant OJEU threshold (including establishing frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems).

Protocol 1 should be used to procure where we do not have an established purchasing arrangement (such as a contract or framework) for the goods, services or works required.

Protocol 1 specification

Spend type

All contracted expenditure including contracts above threshold, excluding non-Derbyshire County Council frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems.

Details of the current thresholds can be found on the planning a procurement page.

Process required

Tender through the eTendering portal Due North.

Minimum advertising required

Find a Tender Service (FTS) if above the relevant threshold (via the ProContract/Due North portal), plus Source Derbyshire and contracts finder (via the ProContract/Due North portal).

Contracting requirements

A contract approved by the director of legal services.

Award of contract

Procurements approved in the departmental service plan: strategic director

Procurements not approved in the departmental service plan: threshold to £500,000: Cabinet member

Above £500,000: Cabinet

Notification of bidders

Formal notification in writing.

Publication of award

The award of contract must be published as follows:

  • Find a Tender Service (FTS) if above the relevant threshold
  • Source Derbyshire
  • Contracts Finder (via the ProContract/Due North portal)
  • departmental contracts database

Inclusion on SAP

MD4 form plus published catalogue (where possible) plus contract detail.