Legal Services important approval dates over the Xmas period

We are fast approaching the end of 2023.

BU will be lightly staffed across all Departments from the start of Dec 2023 to mid-Jan 2024, including approvers being on leave over various times within that date range. This range includes BU’s closure period.

For matters that need a Contract Authorisation Form (CAF) from Legal Services and Finance, applications can now only be taken for submissions with a deadline after 19 January 2024.

Bids requiring a CAF are notably tenders and calls by Innovate UK.
A CAF is also required for anything requiring legal commitment at submission stage.

We wish you a very Merry Festive period.