We spend around £40m annually with third parties to help us deliver our services.
This spend includes:
- longer-term contractual spend
- one-off capital purchases
- day-to-day service spend
We must make sure that we source these goods, services and works in a way that is in line with current procurement regulation. We also have to achieve value for money, whilst still contributing to the aims of the Council as a whole.
Our procurement strategy underpins all sourcing processes, allowing them to directly contribute to the ambitions of Our Chelmsford, Our Plan.
We recognise that commissioning and procurement activities have a significant impact on Chelmsford’s economy, community and environment.
The strategy also supports:
- the actions we identified as a result of the Climate and Ecological Emergency, which we declared in 2019
- the commitments of the Modern Slavery Charter which we signed in 2020
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