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These are the policies and procedures we must follow when buying from you:
We purchase goods, services, works and utilities from many different suppliers and contractors. The authority to make buying decisions is currently passed down to some council services, and others make their purchases through our Procurement Service. The Procurement Service provides specialist advice and support, however, there are rules which affect how we buy goods and services.
The range of legislation that defines how we must procure includes:
The Contract Standing Order Scheme of Tender Procedures set out the procurement procedures that we must follow. Some Services are able to make their own purchases in accordance with the Scheme of Tender Procedures.
How and why the Council is requiring sustainability to be integrated into procurement decision-making is outlined in the Sustainable Procurement.