WBC - Policy Payment Ceiling Authorisation

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please provide the policy, procedure or schedule which guides authorisation of payments through line management up to the amount needing authorisation from cabinet and full council.

Yours faithfully,

Pete Sheffield

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good Afternoon


Thank you for your request below, Wirral Council can provide to you the
following information on Wirral Councils agreed levels of authorisation in
the procurement of works for goods and services.


Purchase Order Invoices

Wirral Council’s electronic ordering system (Oracle iProcurement) has the
following approval levels for Purchase Orders. 


Approver’s grade Approval Limit
Up to Band D £500
Band E – G £5,000
Band H £10,000
Band P01 – P02 £50,000
Band P03 – P04 £100,000
Band P05 – P014 £250,000
Band EP01 – EP014 £500,000
Band EP15 – EP023 £750,000
Band EP24 – EP025 £1,000,000
Director level Over £1,000,000



Freestanding invoices i.e. invoices not paid via iProcurement should be
approved using the authorised signatories list this register is maintained
by Wirral Councils  Audit and IT sections



The Council has an attached extraction from Wirral Councils constitution
detailing the levels of delegated authority to Cabinet Members, this is
available on its public website.  [1]www.wirral.gov.uk






Thank you for your enquiry, I trust you find this information of


Kind regards


Tracy O'Hare

Information Management

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council


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