In order to carry out its day to day business the Council procures goods, services and works from many different external sources (suppliers), and we must do so in a way that secures the best possible value for money for the taxpayers of Devon.
Procurement is an important driving force in Devon County Council for identifying and realising cost efficiencies and guiding the improvement of Value for Money in the Council’s £460m annual procurement spend.
Procurement also works closely with local business support organisations and public sector business support units to ensure improved access to business opportunities with the Council and assist Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s) and Third Sector organisations to understand the tender process and produce quality responses to invitations to tender.
Local Government Transparency Code 2015
The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 is a tool to embed transparency in local authorities and sets out the minimum data that local authorities should be publishing, the frequency it should be published and how it should be published.
The first quarter's publication of current contracts that have been awarded via Devon County Council can be seen at Transparency report Q1. The intention is to publish the data via Suppling the South West, which will produce live data for all our contracts that can be exported into excel.
Contract Store/Contracts Register
The contract store/register enables you to search by Authority, Sub Region, Category and End Date on current contracts that have been awarded via Devon County Council. These lists can be exported into excel. The contract store system will soon be upgraded to produce live data for all our contracts in compliance with the Local Government Transparency Code 2015.
Achieving equality through commissioning & procurement
At Devon County Council we want Devon to be a county for everyone. We are committed to tackling discrimination and exclusion, promoting social justice and good community relations and ensuring fair access for all. We are committed to ensuring equality within employment and the delivery of all services. Use the link to view our document in full for our equality standards in procurement (897KB - pdf help)
Future Contracting Arrangements For Building Maintenance, Minor Works/Construction and Service Term Contracts
A series of supply chain meetings” to outline proposals for future arrangements for building maintenance, minor works/construction within Devon where held in April 2011. These meetings set out how the new contracting arrangements will operate from 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2016.
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