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Decision details

Peterborough City Council Procurement Strategy - DEC15/CAB/105

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet received a report which followed the development of a procurement strategy by the Procurement Working Group as part of the council’s Contract Rules and discussion by the Corporate Management Team (CMT).


The purpose of the Procurement Strategy was to provide a framework over the next five years for the Council to purchase goods, works or services from third parties. The strategy puts forward a number of outcomes to be delivered, in line with council priorities and the direction of a commissioning led council.


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED:


1.    To approve the procurement strategy; and


2.    To note the progress to date on investigating options for an ethical investment and procurement policy.

Reasons for the decision:

The strategy provided a framework for procuring goods, works and services with third parties over the next five years.

Alternative options considered:

The first option considered was to do nothing, however, the Council spent in excess of £200 million per annum on procurement activity and the council Contract Rules referred to the Council having a procurement strategy.


The strategy aimed to be sufficiently flexible to allow development of individual policies to support the aims of the strategy e.g. concluding ethical elements.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England 2014.


Publication date: 07/12/2015

Date of decision: 07/12/2015

Effective from: 11/12/2015

Accompanying Documents:

  • It is not anticipated that there will be any documents other than the report and relevant appendices to be published.