The LGA's National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England sets out a vision for local government procurement and encourages all councils in England to engage with the delivery of outcomes in four key areas:
Through category management, partnering and collaboration, contract management, performance monitoring and transparency, risk management and demand management.
Supporting Local Economies
By including economic, environmental and social value criteria in all contracts and improving access for SMEs and VCSEs.
Having a single, cohesive voice for local government, providing commitment at the top in each council and making procurement part of a strategic commissioning cycle.
To rise to this challenge local government procurement needs to modernise in terms of scope, use of technology and practices and procedures.
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