Draft Sustainable Procurement Objectives; Consultation
Braunstone Town Council – Draft Sustainable Procurement Objectives; Consultation
Following approval of a motion at the Annual Towns’ Meeting on 13th May 2021, the Town Council developed and then adopted, on 23rd September 2021, a Climate Change and Environmental Strategy (Council Minute 5966), which included a chapter (5) relating to Procurement.
Underpinning the Strategy is the need to take action and on the 16th June 2022, the Committee considered and approved an action plan to deliver the Climate Change and Environmental Strategy’s Objectives (minute 5). One of the actions for delivery between January and March 2023 is to “Develop and implement sustainable Procurement objectives”.
Proposed Sustainable Procurement Objectives are attached for consideration. The aim of the objectives is to provide a reference for procurement and purchasing so that the no occasion is missed to guide procurement expenditures towards efficient low-carbon choices in products, services and public works.
The objectives are due to take effect for all new contracts and suppliers with a contract value of £5,000 or more from 1st April 2023. In order to test the effectiveness and relevance of the objectives, while avoiding administrative burden, for new contracts with a value of less than £5,000 the objectives will take effect from 1st April 2024. To allow industry standards and practices to develop, to enable effective judgement and implementation of the objectives by the Council, and to give suppliers notice, it is proposed that for all existing and ongoing suppliers that the objectives will take effect from 1st April 2025.
The proposed objectives and their proposed implementation are now available for consultation and comments and suggestions are being invited to ensure the objectives will be practical and fit for purpose and that they will be implemented effectively.
Read the: Draft Sustainable Procurement Objectives; Consultation here!
The deadline for consultation comments is 9am on Monday 27th February 2023.
The post consultation version of the Sustainable Procurement Objectives will be submitted to Policy & Resources Committee in March for consideration and adoption.