Procurement and Contract Standing Orders
Procurement at Sutton is devolved to the individual Directorates with a Corporate hub responsible for taking a strategic lead with regards to ensuring the Borough remains compliant within the legal regulatory framework.
The overall objective of the procurement process is to ensure that the Council obtains value for money and the quality it requires in the procurement of its goods, works and services. The strategy provides a framework for the development of the procurement function and improvements in the procurement culture of the organisation so that it is better able to meet the needs of the residents and businesses in Sutton.
The Procurement Strategy also supports the following policies:
- Competition policy
- Collaboration policy
- Policy for promoting contracts to SME's, Voluntary & Community Sector and Social Enterprises
- One Planet Sutton Purchasing Policy
The Standing Orders apply to all contracts entered into by the Council for the procurement of goods, works and services. Contract Standing Orders form part of the Council's constitution. Specifically see Section 4 for Standing Orders and Rules.