Report of the Chamberlain
The Sub Committee considered a report of the Chamberlain to provide assurances to Members that City Procurement was keeping a watching brief on procurement changes post Brexit transition period.
Officers advised Members that at
the current time, no substantial changes were anticipated in the
short term. Officers also confirmed that any procurement activities
which commenced up to 31st December 2020 would be bound
EU regulations/OJEU requirements. Any changes to regulations were unlikely likely for approximately 2 years and nor significant impact on supply chains was expected.
The Sub Committee noted that Central Government was committed to a comprehensive review of the procurement process which would favour British businesses and Officers also reported that via the Rememberancer’s Office, City Procurement had given feedback to Central Government on recommended changes to the Public Contract Regulations.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.