Consultation and Engagement
All councils are expected to consult on specific areas of their service delivery, allowing service users and other interested parties opportunity to be involved in planning, prioritising and monitoring of services.
You can view the current consultation and engagement activity at Orkney Islands Council through the menu on the left of this page.
A selection of previous consultations, and Council responses to consultations by other organisations, are also available from the 'Previous Consultations' menu link on this page.
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How does OIC consult with the community?
The Council has adopted consultation and engagement guidelines which were developed by the Orkney Community Planning Partnership in 2009. The guidelines are regularly updated to reflect new learning and best practice.
The Community Consultation and Engagement Guide can be viewed on The Orkney Partnership website from the 'Related Sites' section of this page.
Consultation on Draft Procurement Strategy 2019 to 2021 – Extended Deadline
Procurement is a key enabler for the delivery of the public services which Orkney Islands Council provides.
The Council’s Procurement Strategy is in place to drive the procurement function, which is carried out not only within the corporate procurement team but throughout the organisation. The Strategy has evolved from one focused on how we do things to one which seeks to demonstrate the contribution that procurement makes to the delivery of the Council objectives, and to improve the ways that we achieve value for money and support our local business community.
The consultation for Procurement Strategy 2019 to 2021 is available from the 'Related Links' section of this page.