Local democracy during coronavirus

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates for more information on meetings and decisions.

Decision details

Procurement – supporting local business

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, 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 contracts

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

Decided at meeting: 18/11/2019 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Effective from: 21/11/2019

Accompanying Documents:


Back to the top of the page