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Procurement Connection - Protocol 7 (A)

Protocol 7 (A) should be used for one-off expenditure up to £1,000.

Protocol 7(A) should be used to procure where we do not have an established purchasing arrangement (such as a contract or framework) for the goods, services of works required.


Protocol 7 (A) specification

Spend type

One-off expenditure up to £1,000.

Process required is a minimum of one quotation is required from a suitably qualified sources.

A quotation can be sought either through an internet search, saved screen shot or by any other identifiable documented source.

Minimum advertising required

One confirmed quotation from suitably qualified sources.

Contracting requirements

A SAP order must be raised.

Award of contract

No formal award is required. Authorisation to award or purchase is strategic director level through the scheme of delegation.

Publication of award

None required.

Inclusion on SAP

MD4 form.