A process has been set up to deal with requests to increase contract prices due to inflationary pressures. It is vital that contract owners / managers do not accept requested increases automatically.
A template holding letter has been sent to departmental leads. Before any price increases are accepted this must be completed and sent immediately to your supplier to provide a response to any queries while the matter is being considered.
Once you receive the information to support the price increase as requested in the letter, a procurement business case (Protocol 9) should be produced which outlines:
- the reason for the price increase and whether this is a short or long-term proposal
- the proposed increase amount and the term (for example, 3 / 6 / 9 or 12 months)
- the forecasted impact to the council over the remaining term of the contract.
Once complete, the business case should be submitted to procurement using the business case submission form for review.
If you have any other queries in relation to this process, please contact:
Teresa Gerrard, email email@example.com
For Place and Property
Phil Mulchinock, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Adult Care and Children's Services
Chris Stone, email email@example.com
For Corporate Services
Stuart Etchells, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Macdonald Preston, email email@example.com Mary Fairman, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina Adams, email email@example.com or your finance business partner.