Procurement Strategy 2020/21 and Sustainable Procurement Policy 2020/21 - Consultation

The Argyll and Bute Council Procurement Strategy 2020/21 sets out a framework which is designed to enable the Council to continue on its journey of change and innovation; while our Sustainable Procurement Policy 2020/21 builds on existing sustainability practice to meet the substantial challenges of balancing the complexities of sustainable procurement within today’s economic climate and continued drive for best value. 

This consultation is taking place in the context of current procurement legislation in Scotland which makes it an obligation for public bodies to put a procurement strategy in place and then report on how it has been delivered. Part of this obligation is the requirement to consult on the contents of the procurement strategy before it is approved.

We are keen to hear your views on the draft Procurement Strategy and Sustainable Procurement Policy and the priorities within them. To make it easier for you to comment the following questionnaire has been produced. We welcome your feedback on what we are proposing and would be grateful if you could complete the survey by close of business on Friday 27th September 2019.  The final Procurement Strategy 2020/21 and Sustainable Procurement Policy 2020/21 will be considered by Argyll and Bute Council in November 2019.

Read the draft Procurement Strategy and
Sustainable Procurement Policy 2020/21

PROCUREMENT STRATEGY 2020/21

PROCUREMENT STRATEGY 2020/21

The key change to the document this year is the streamlining of the key priorities and action plan.  The procurement strategy by category has also been updated to reflect new plans within the categories, the financial analysis has been updated with current data, and the prioritisation tool outcomes have been updated to reflect the category structure.  Only minor amendments have been made to the remaining sections of the document.

3. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements in relation to the Strategy?

Twelve key priorities for regulated procurements have been identified in the Strategy, in line with Section 15(5) of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT POLICY 2020/21

SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT POLICY 2020/21

Only minor amendments have been made to this document.

8. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements in relation to the Policy?