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Protocol 4

Protocol 4 should be used when purchasing from an established corporate contract.


A corporate contract is a contract that has been put in place for use across all departments.

  • Details of the winning bidder are published on our intranet under the A to Z of product categories and A to Z of suppliers.
  • For a number of these contacts, catalogues can also be found on the SAP system, where the department authorisation, through the scheme of delegation will take place when the orders are raised.
Protocol 4 specification
  Details
Spend type Use of a council approved corporate contract.
Process required Selection of requirement.
Minimum advertising required None
Contracting requirements Covered by the contract terms and conditions.
Award of contract No formal award is required. Authorisation to utilise this contract is the strategic director level through the scheme of delegation.
Publication of award None
Inclusion on SAP None