A councillor's guide to procurement: 2019 edition

The LGA worked closely with councils to develop the National Procurement Strategy 2018 and a toolkit that enables councils to set their own objectives and measure their own progress.

The National Procurement Strategy puts the councillor role front and centre and this guide has been produced specifically with councillors in mind. It looks at the roles councillor’s play – both executive members and those engaged in overview and scrutiny work – and provides hints and tips on how to get the best out of procurement and contract management. Just as in the national strategy the focus is on delivering the council’s objectives.

Councillors do not need to be procurement professionals. But they do need to be able to ask the right questions and that is where this guide comes in.

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