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What is Procurement?

Procurement is the full range of activities related to purchasing goods, services and works. The procurement programme will address the way in which we do our ‘’buying’’ – i.e. how we purchase goods, services, works and how you manage contracts. We will look at our procurement process to ensure that we are always achieving Best Value For Money.

Value for Money does not mean the cheapest price – it requires us to achieve

  • The Right Quantity
  • At the Right Quality
  • For the Right Cost
  • At the Right Time
  • To the Right Place
  • From the Right Source


The key objectives of the procurement programme are to deliver improved procurement practice across all areas – simply put this means that we will have to improve the way we ‘buy’ things - this covers EVERYTHING from a ‘nail to a new school.’