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South Ribble Borough Council have operated a shared procurement service with Chorley Council since January 2009, and working in partnership, a Joint Procurement Policy has been adopted. The Joint Procurement Policy includes the Councils' procurement Vision and Joint Procurement Priorities:


  • Supporting the delivery of quality, cost effective services, and the Councils' corporate priorities, through strong leadership, innovation, and a strategic, commercially aware approach to modern, best practice and socially responsible, compliant procurement processes.

Joint Procurement Priorities:

  • Procurement that shows strong Leadership, engages all stakeholders, delivering outcomes and complying with relevant rules both internal and external
  • Procurement that exploits the benefits of Technology, is market & commercially aware, harnesses innovation, is effectively managed and delivers sustained competitiveness & value for money
  • Procurement that is inclusive, sustainable and socially responsible

The Joint Procurement Policy is published here

 A small shared procurement team has been established , supporting the requirements of both South Ribble and Chorley Borough Councils. The shared procurement team has responsibility for promoting and co-ordinating best practice across both authorities and provides guidance and support to officers involved in the procurement process for individual procurement activities.

Responsibility for individual service requirements rests with the individual managers within the relevant service area. A list of the Council Directorates and Service areas, together with the range of goods and services they may procure, is included in this document.

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