Our procurement strategy sets out how we will do business with others.
Ourhelps us to achieve our main aims for procurement, which are:
Help us deliver quality services
The goods and services we buy are an important part of the quality of the services we deliver to the public.
We use the money, which we save through better procurement to improve priority services or to reduce our expenditure.
Make sure that we follow the rules and regulations
Councils are open to legal challenge under public procurement rules and are accountable for achieving best value for residents.
Support the local economy and promote equality and sustainability
We will support local businesses by helping them to take part in council and other public sector procurement opportunities and make sure that our procurement opportunities also consider our equality and sustainability policies.