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Officer Decisions

Team Manager for Business Support & Innovation (Projects & Programmes - Linda Wilson

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for CP2141-21 Growth Hub Service for All Non-ERDF Support 2021-2023. Procedure: Direct Award against Lot 1 Business Support Framework 2020 CP1787-19

Decision Taken:

To award a contract (Subject to due diligence) to the below organisations for the provision of the above contract. The contract will commence on 1st February 2022, for the period of 14 Months, with no option to extend.

Organisation Names
Cosmic BIP Consortium
North Devon +

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

A direct award to be made against Lot 1 of the DCC Business Support Framework 2020 CP1787-19. The framework award options provide for direct ordering without a further competition. The participating organisation may choose a capable Contractor with whom to place an Order.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

Reasons for undertaking a direct award were considered, and were recorded prior to the procurement.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:


Contact for enquiries/further information:
Name: Katherine Coby Position: Project Manager Email: Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
9 February 2022

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: