To consider a report updating the Audit and Governance Committee on the number of cases where, and reasons why, procurement activity has required the use of waivers and/or non-adherences (WARNs). The report covers cases from 1st September 2021 to the 30th November 2021.
Alex Thompson, Director of Finance and Customer Services and Section 151 Officer introduced the item and Lianne Halliday, Procurement Officer attended the meeting via Microsoft Teams to answer any questions the Committee had.
a) the reason for 17 waivers approved between 1st September 2021 and 30th November 2021 (27 in total in 2021/22) be received and noted; and
b) it be noted that the Finance Sub-Committee, on the 5th January 2022, reviewed the Waivers for this period as part of their responsibility for the pipeline of procurement activity.