Denbighshire County Council has improved its procurement guidelines
Wednesday November 30th, 2016
Denbighshire County Council is helping local businesses by improving its procurement procedures.
The Council is making it easier for firms based in Denbighshire to apply for contracts as part of the £100 million spent with private and third sector organisations on goods, services and works needed to deliver public services each year.
Denbighshire has produced new guidance for businesses which is available on the Council’s website and businesses can now register online to receive automatic updates when contracts are up for tender.
Denbighshire is looking to increase the amount of money it spends with local businesses.
In 2015/16 the Council spent more than £107 million on goods and services with £35.9 million of that spent locally with 1082 different businesses.
Figures do not include work carried out by Denbighshire based sub-contractors working for firms not based in the county.
For example, as part of the new Rhyl High School build this year, 68 per cent of the £25million development, carried out by Willmott Dixon, was spent with companies within a 30-mile radius of the site.
Procurement by the Council is governed by legislation which requires procurement and contracting to be conducted transparently, fairly and in a non-discriminatory manner.
Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, leader of Denbighshire, said:
“Denbighshire is looking to help businesses based in the county gain a better understanding of the procurement process and make it easier for them to be considered for contracts.
One of the aims of the Council’s Economic and Community Ambition Strategy is to help businesses in Denbighshire thrive.
Using local suppliers to provide specific goods or services can lead to employment opportunities and job creation, as well as sustain existing jobs.
It also benefits the wider supply chain, potentially supporting the creation of new local businesses.
We would encourage businesses to familiarise themselves with the procurement procedures and guidance on our website and give themselves the best chance to be considered for future contracts.”
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