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Selling to Worcestershire County Council

In 2002, the Council adopted a Corporate Procurement Strategy and established a small Strategic Procurement Team to take a strategic view of procurement across the Council. This team now consists of 2 professionally qualified staff.

The 2004 CPA described Procurement as one of the Council's strengths and the Value for Money assessments by the Council's external auditors reported "Procurement arrangements are strong and can demonstrate effective support to front line services in delivering value for money improvements"

In 2008 the Council won the Society of Procurement Officers (SOPO) National Award for Outstanding Achievement in Procurement.

The Council's Corporate Procurement Strategy sets out it's support of a mixed economy and its commitment to the promotion of a strong local economy. In addition, the Council is fully signed up to the Governments national 'Small Business Friendly Concordat'.

In 2010 the County Council have become approved signatories to the Prompt Payment Code. Suppliers can have confidence in any company that signs up to the code that they will be paid within clearly defined terms, and that there is a proper process for dealing with any payments that are in dispute.

Background to Worcestershire County Council's Procurement spend

Type of Procurement


Annual Value

Adult and Community Services, including libraries

Adult Social Services

£128 Million

Property Construction and maintenance


£66 Million

Children's Services, excluding schools

Children Services

£73 Million

Waste disposal

Environmental Services

£21 Million

Highways and public transport

Environmental Services

£30 Million

Corporate Supplies and Services (e.g. Cleaning, IT, Food, Fuel, Telecoms)


£8 Million

A List of current contracts held by the Council which are in excess of the Tendering Thresholds as set out in the Procurement Code.

Future planned Contracts with an estimated value over £50,000.

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This page was last reviewed 11 March 2013 at 11:51.
The page is next due for review 7 September 2014.