Procurement – supporting local business
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning [previously Executive Member for Economic Development and Community Engagement (Deputy Leader)], Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To provide an update on the council’s
procurement policies in relation to small and medium-sized
businesses in the local area, considering the challenges and what
more can be done to enable these businesses to bid for council
The Executive Member will be asked to note and comment on the report, including considering whether there should be further consultation with suppliers.
i. That the content of the report be noted;
ii. Agreed in principle to a panel with the Federation of Small Businesses and the Chamber of Commerce to review the wording used in application forms in order to support small businesses complete applications.
Reason: To update the Executive Member on procurement issues and activity in the support of the local economy and to support small businesses.
Report author: Debbie Mitchell
Publication date: 18/11/2019
Date of decision: 18/11/2019
Effective from: 21/11/2019