Adopted by Council: 28th September 2021
Review Date: September 2022
The Council will strive to attain best value for all goods, materials and services which it purchases.
“Best Value” will be defined as a balance of price, quality of product and supplier services.
The Council will operate a transparent procurement process in accordance with its Financial Regulations, Standing Orders and Standing Orders for Contracts.
- The Council will, wherever possible, purchase goods, materials and services locally and where “best value” can be satisfied.
- In evaluating “best value”, the past record of the supplier will be taken into account.
- For goods, materials or services over £25,000, an evaluation model encompassing both price and quality, will be developed in advance, against which best value can be judged. A scoring matrix should be used for all purchases or contracts above £3,000 for which quotations are required.
- For other than small value purchases, the environmental and social credentials of the supplier will be requested, in accordance with the Council’s Environmental Policy and Community and Social Policy.
- The Council will purchase Fair Trade goods where possible
- The Council will purchase recycled goods or less environmentally damaging materials where they meet the required functional standard.