And there we have it, the closest thing to an expert on here(probably) reckons it's on the expensive side.
Now even if div has no interest in creating or maintaining something for this, he's the ideal guy to ask the question of "do you think this is decent value for money"
If there is also a spend limit on what can be approved then the question should've been asked to the membership. If its been thought out and is without doubt the best option then it would probably be approved, but it's about the process. If that's what the process is(and I'm taking LPMs word for it) then the question should've been asked.
That's not negative, it's not moaning about the spend, it's about following any processes that have been agreed. Giving the information and letting people decide.