My adjourned Full Council motion at February 22nd meeting, “That the council provide the register of procurement frameworks employed by the council including details of the start and end date of the framework, outlining any frameworks out of date.
Updated Report: The register of procurement frameworks originally issued to Council in January. Councillor McLoughlin Healy subsequently requested detail of suppliers where the framework listed ‘multiple suppliers’ or ‘3 suppliers’ – these have been updated in the attached register.
Cllr McLoughlin Healy subsequently asked for the suppliers for departments that have not listed them – however this register includes all suppliers that are used through procurement frameworks. Any other suppliers to Council are not procured using a framework.
Councillor McLoughlin Healy has sought clarity on the difference between the following categories:
– In contract
– Roll over
– Framework established
These are not categories in the procurement framework. However, to provide clarity with regards to the register attached:
The ‘Establishment Date’ is the date the framework was set up. The frameworks on the first tab are all currently in use by Kildare County Council.
• When setting up a framework it is usually done for a period of 1 – 4 years (with some exceptions), with 1 year renewal extensions built in. Exceptions are based on categories – so, for example, legal services which are a Title 3 service, can be for longer and can be awarded under more flexible arrangements.
• The renewal date is the next date where the contract is scheduled to be renewed/extended for a further year.
• The expiry date is the date the framework was originally due to end based on the original terms of the framework.
See attached Register–