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.
|Spend type||The extension of a contract beyond the original award period or indicated spend
|Process required||Due 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 required||None|
|Contracting requirements||Formal 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 bidders||Formal notification in writing.
|Publication of award||The award of contract must be published as follows:
|Inclusion on SAP||Update of the contract database|
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