That the Strategic Director of Finance and Governance approves:
1. That Appendix 2 is not for publication on the basis that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).
2. the procurement strategy presented in Appendix 1;
3. the award of a contract to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to provide toxicology services for the West London Coroner’s Service, via a direct call off contract from the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) Framework for a period of 2 years with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years. The value of the contract, based on current usage, is approximately £100,000 per annum, (and therefore approximately £200,000 for the initial contract period or £400,000 in aggregate if the extension is utilised). The proposed commencement date is 1st of January 2020; and
4. that the Borough Solicitor be granted delegated authority to take all necessary legal and practical steps required in order to complete the contract.