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Procurement

Our objectives

The money the Council spends externally goes on a wide variety of goods and services from low value routinely bought items such as stationery, to high value contracts which external organisations provide on behalf of the Council e.g. refuse collections. 
The two fundamental objectives to improving procurement within the Council are;
  • improving what we spend our money on to ensure we get best value for money
  • improving the way we spend our money so that the processes are as efficient as possible.

For the first point, we can only improve what we spend our money on by having a clear understanding of the current position.  The Council has conducted a comprehensive review of its expenditure which has provided a baseline for identifying and targeting efficiencies. 

To improve the way money is spent the Council aims to be as efficient as possible in the way purchasing related transactions such as ordering, approval, receipt and invoicing are dealt with.  We are working with suppliers to consolidate transactions, such as invoices, and are implementing e-procurement solutions to assist with this.

Allerdale Borough Council's Procurement Strategy (Revised January 2012) is available in the downloadable document section.  For all general enquiries about doing business with the Council, please contact us.

Downloadable Documents

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Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ