Newcastle City Council wants the city’s views on a plan that aims to make sure local businesses and communities have every opportunity to bid for council contracts, goods and services.
The council has drafted a new Commissioning and Procurement Plan that sets out how local firms can benefit from council contracts in a fair and transparent way.
The plan is published as the council begins a major re-organisation, moving towards more co-operative models of service delivery, and starts to work more effectively with communities to shape services according to different needs.
Cabinet Member for Corporate Customer Services Cllr Hazel Stephenson said: “We need your input on how we buy the services many people across our city use every day, everything from care at home for older people to ingredients for school meals. The council realises it has a key role in the city’s economy and we want to create jobs by making sure local businesses get their fair share of council contracts.”
The plans aims to make clear the differences between our procurement and commissioning activities, and sets out the approaches to support the delivery of the council’s political priorities around a working city, decent neighbourhoods, tackling inequalities, and becoming a fit for purpose council.
It also states how the council will encourage more devolved decision making, empowering individuals and communities to develop services in a way that suits them.
The consultation closes on October 26. If you would like to comment on the plan, please visit our consultation webpage
Page last updated: 4 October, 2012