Dorset Council - Resources Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room A, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1UZ (DT1 1EE for sat nav). View directions

Contact: Helen Whitby  01305 224187 - Email:

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To receive any apologies for absence.



Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Terms of Reference

To note the Committee's terms of reference:-


Overview and scrutiny is a statutory activity of the Council, its powers and responsibilities are set out in detail the Council’s Constitution. The Council will appoint members to 4 Overview and Scrutiny Committees:- Health, People, Place and Resources.


Each Overview and Scrutiny Committee will perform all those functions conferred on it by the Local Government Act 2000 and each committee can review and scrutinise decisions and actions made by the Council, relevant to their area.


Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public.


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.



Corporate and Political Structure and how these relate to the Resources Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 116 KB

The Executive Director of Corporate Development will talk through the attached diagram to explain the remit of the Resources Scrutiny committee and to clarify the lead Cabinet Members and Lead officers for each of the areas of responsibility.


How do we reach the decision to Tender

An introduction to the Commercial activities of Dorset Council. The presentation will describe the tendering process, including how we reach the decision to tender, and the subsequent evaluation and award process.


Resources Scrutiny Committee Work Programme Cabinet Forward Plan

Following this meeting of the Resources Scrutiny Committee, a member development session will be held on developing the future work programme of the Committee.  The session will be facilitated by Ann Reeder of Frontline Consulting.


Cabinet Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To consider the Cabinet's Forward Plan which was published on 1 July 2019.