Decision: To exempt this decision from Contract Standing Orders.
Reason: It is in the best interests of the Council to continue to contract LJN Consulting particularly given the relationships and contacts that have been built over the past 3 years, the personal touch and attention to detail has been cited by many sponsors as one of the deciding factors for their repeated involvement.
Decision: To contract with LJN Consulting for Sponsorship Liaison & Sales consultancy services between 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017.
Reason: To enable the provision of Sponsorship Liaison & Sales Consultancy for the 2016/17 financial year ensuring that there is continuation of the existing relationship between sponsors and the Council. There will be a period of soft market testing in January 2017, followed by a competitive process to source a supplier for this service; the contract for which will commence in April 2017.