Issue - meetings
Review of Procurement Strategy
Meeting: 22/10/2019 - Cabinet (Item 76)
As detailed in the recommendations.
Councillor Mullin introduced the Review of Procurement Strategy report and explained that, whilst the strategy ran from 2016 to 2021, there had been changes in the wider policy context that justified a review now.
The Chief Officer (Governance) said that significant changes since the strategy was adopted were:
1. Welsh Government published, and the Council signed up to, the Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains;
2. Welsh Government had published Prosperity for All – A Low Carbon Wales, committing the public sector to being carbon neutral by 2030; and
3. The Council has revised its own approach to achieving social value from procurement with the adoption of a new social value policy earlier in the year.
Those changes needed to be reflected within the Procurement Strategy and in the performance measures contained within it.
Members welcomed the report, particularly the Council’s commitment to Prosperity for All – A Low Carbon Wales which committed the public sector to providing leadership on reducing mankind’s impact on climate change by reducing its carbon footprint.
In response to a question from Councillor Bithell, the Chief Officer (Governance) said he would ask the Chief Officer (Planning, Environment and Economy) if the aim to seek to increase the impact that spend had within the local economy by directing spend to businesses within Flintshire and more broadly within the geographical area of the Mersey Dee Alliance, was reciprocal.
(a) That the revised Procurement Strategy be adopted; and
(b) That further reports be brought back to Cabinet on the changes that are proposed to Procurement Strategy in order to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint.