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Procurement Strategy 2021-2025 - 2021 Update Report

Meeting: 11/01/2022 - Cabinet (Item 5)

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This report set out progress made against the 2021-2025 Procurement Strategy and proposed additional objectives to take forward into 2022. The Cabinet was also asked to note the progress made to date and to agree the year 2 objectives. The Strategy had originally been approved by the Cabinet on 15 December 2020.


The report set out that Covid-19 and the UK’s exit from the European Union had both had a significant impact on public sector procurement. The ability to deliver against all objectives set out in the Strategy had been challenging as the focus had primarily been on adapting resources to ensure core and primary Council functions continued to be delivered.


The report had previously been considered by the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 25 November 2021 and its comments were set out in section 5 of the report.


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The Cabinet noted the comments of the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee, as set out at section 5 to the report.

The Cabinet noted the achievements of the first year of the 2021-2025 Procurement Strategy, as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report.


The Cabinet agreed the Year 2 objectives, as set out in Appendix 2 to the report.




The Procurement Strategy provides a holistic suite of objectives to ensure the service maintains national awareness but with the ability to focus on local issues effectively. Approval of the Year 2 objectives will ensure this can continue effectively.