Agenda and decisions

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Exemption from Contract Procedure Rules - VCS Infrastructure pdf icon PDF 250 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/203

Contact: Emily Schofield, Senior Policy Officer, Tel: 07881 311707


Report by Policy & Performance Service Manager (CMDLC4).


The report identifies the need for an extension to the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Infrastructure contract which is due to expire in March 2020.


The role the sector plays in supporting thriving communities across Oxfordshire is vital, and it is key that Oxfordshire County Council continue to work effectively in partnership with the VCS. A key part of this is through the contract which is in place to ensure the VCS are supported and social action is promoted and developed, however work is underway with partners to co-produce an improved solution which better meets the needs of the sector, however this will not be in place before the current infrastructure expires. 


The Cabinet Member for Local Communities is RECOMMENDED to approve this exemption from the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules.



Recommendation agreed.