Decision details

Procurement Efficiencies

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report by the Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Finance detailed procurement activity undertaken in 2011-12. The aim was to deliver £2m procurement efficiency savings per annum.  A further policy option had been agreed in the 2011-12 budget; to achieve £0.5m through a review of the top-50 contracts, progress which was reported elsewhere on the agenda (Minute No. 280 refers).  The report identified progress against the combined target of £2.5m and identified possible procurement savings for 2012-13.




(1)  the procurement activity undertaken in 2011-12 be noted;


(2)  a procurement saving of £140,000 in Regeneration, Housing and Planning delivered in 2011-12 be replaced by the release of reserves and provisions;


(3)  estimated procurement savings of £1.2m for 2012-13 be agreed; and


(4)  estimated savings of £1.6m from the alternative commissioning of services in Adult Social Services be agreed.

Publication date: 10/02/2012

Date of decision: 02/02/2012

Decided at meeting: 02/02/2012 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/02/2012

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