A cooperative approach

South Ribble Borough Council spends approximately £9m on annual revenue costs with the private sector and several more million pounds on capital schemes each year. The four-year capital programme from 2022-23 to 2025-26 totals £84.5m.  These spending plans provide organisations of all sizes with a range of commercial opportunities.

We believe institutions need to use public procurement as a tool to deliver wider economic, social and environmental benefits and have implemented a Social Value Policy outlining how we will deliver this through our procurement process. 

We are working collaboratively with Chorley Borough Council under our Shared Services arrangements and also with a wider group of Preston and Lancashire practitioners to share best practice and develop change.

The Preston and Lancashire Practitioners group includes representatives from local government, education, housing, police as well as business support organisations, who share a collective vision to deliver more for our place and our communities.