This page highlights the strategy that the council uses for purchasing goods and services.
Our vision for procurement
We wish to achieve a high quality, professional and strategic approach to procurement, which contributes to the delivery of our corporate objectives, meets best value and ensures all relevant procurement activities are informed, effective, efficient, fair, obtain value for money and customer focussed.
We will seek to adopt a strategic approach to procurement activities by streamlining processes for day to day procurement and releasing capacity to focus on areas of high expenditure and high risk.
We will follow robust procedures which are flexible enough to accommodate innovative and creative solutions where appropriate.
We also recognise the need to balance economic considerations with social and environmental considerations including sustainable development and the prudent use of natural resources. In doing so there will be areas of procurement where corporate priorities may be in competition with each other. We will take informed procurement decisions when comparing the price today with whole life costs of a product or service.
Last updated: Thursday, 9 May 2013 8:33 pm