Protocol 10

Protocol 10 should be used to extend a contract beyond the original award period or indicated spend.


Any extension of a contract above the advertised threshold expenditure or beyond the original contract award period exposes us to the risk of challenge and advise should be sought from the directors of legal and financial services.

Protocol 10 specification
Details
Spend typeThe extension of a contract beyond the original award period or indicated spend
Process requiredDue to the risk of a challenge it is necessary to submit a business case including a risk assessment to the director of finance and the director of legal services for approval
Minimum advertising requiredNone
Contracting requirementsFormal best value process and contract terms and conditions approved by the director of finance and the director of legal services
Award of contract
Below £20,000 - strategic director
£20,000 - OJEU threshold for goods and services - cabinet member
Above the OJEU threshold for goods and services - cabinet 

Please note the council's approval procedures for all contracts (including works and light touch regime projects) are based on the OJEU threshold for goods and services.
Notification of biddersFormal notification in writing.
Publication of awardThe award of contract must be published as follows:
Inclusion on SAPUpdate of the contract database

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