Information on procurement procedures within the council and how to contact the team.
The Corporate Procurement Section is responsible for delivering procurement services across the council, and for the improvement and modernisation of the council's procurement activities.
Our aim is to act as the council's champion for corporate purchasing and procurement, and to promote standards of excellence in the procurement of supplies, services and works.
What is procurement?
Procurement is the process of obtaining supplies, services and construction works, which span the life cycle of the asset or service contract. This life cycle starts from the initial definition of the business need and finishes at the end of the useful life of the asset or service contract. We will procure the best value for supplies, services and construction works by:
- Developing the life cycle approach to the assets or contract.
- Applying effective and up-to-date procurement procedures.
- Ensuring procurement helps deliver the council's key corporate objectives.
We have a statutory duty and a social responsibility to ensure that we do not spend public money on practices that lead to unfair discrimination or which endanger the public or the environment we live in. We are committed to equal opportunities, environmental and health and safety issues and encourage those who supply us with goods or services to practice the same.
We will always seek to ensure that all specifications contained in our contract documents meet the needs of our community.
The Scottish Government provides information that can help you through the public procurement process. To assist you in this process the products available have been pulled together in a 'one-stop-shop' available within the Scottish Government Website:
- Scottish Government: Information for suppliers
- Public Contracts Scotland
- ERC's buyer profile on Public Contracts Scotland
- Public Tenders Scotland
Further information on East Renfrewshire Council's procurement process and sustainable procurement policy is contained within the guidance manual and contract standing orders: