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