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.
Procurement legislation in Scotland makes it an obligation for public bodies to have a procurement strategy in place and then report on how it has been delivered. The Council is also required to consult on the contents of each new version of the Council’s Procurement Strategy before it is approved.
We are keen to hear your views on the current Procurement Strategy and targets set in the 2016 to 2018 version. To make it easier for you to comment a questionnaire has been produced and is available from the 'Related Sites' section of this page or in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.
We welcome your feedback on the current strategy and would be grateful, if you could complete the attached questionnaire by close of business on Monday 21 January 2019.
The final updated strategy will be considered for recommendation by the Policy and Resources Committee on 19 February 2019 prior to consideration and adoption by the General Meeting on the Council on 5 March 2019 prior to publication.
Please send any completed Consultation Questionnaires by Monday 21 January 2019 to the following:
Rosemary Colsell, Procurement Manager, Procurement Services, Corporate Services, Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY.
The extended consultation runs to the now extended deadline of Monday 21 January 2019.