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Procurement Strategy

Procurement Strategy

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Please give us your views via our online consultation link below to help shape the development of our final Procurement Strategy.

The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 Section 18 States that the Council must prepare a procurement strategy by 31 December 2016. The Council has developed this Interim Procurement Strategy to comply with this requirement.

The interim procurement strategy covers the remainder of the Council’s 2016/17 financial year and its full 2017/18 financial year. During this period the Council will undertake relevant and proportionate consultation and engagement to prepare a full procurement strategy.

The purpose of this is to ensure that the Council’s approach and procurement strategy takes account of stakeholders’ views and that stakeholders have the opportunity to engage and contribute to development of the strategy. In doing so, the Council will gain a better understanding of the needs of the area and tailor the strategy to reflect those needs. Indeed one of the areas that the strategy itself must address is the Council’s policy on consulting and engaging with those affected by its procurements.

This Strategy sets out how the Council will:

  • Make procurement easier for suppliers and the Council alike
  • Increase the professionalism and commercial skill of those carrying out procurements for the Council
  • Give opportunity to local and SME suppliers, including third sector organisations, to participate by increasing visibility of the Council’s procurement plans and opportunities
  • Maximise innovation, sustainability and collaboration in procurement activities

The Interim strategy provides vision for procurement, identifies procurement principles and a work plan to deliver the themes.

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