The councils and partners priorities are set out in the ‘’We aspire – A Shared Ambition for North Lanarkshire’’ programme, the Plan for North Lanarkshire and the supporting Programme of Work, collectively these support and underpin the intentions of ‘’We aspire’’ the shared ambition for inclusive growth and prosperity for the people and communities of North Lanarkshire.
We will design our Commissioning and Procurement approach to contribute to these priorities as far as is practical, in a way that achieves value for money, secures economic, social and environmental benefits and makes contracts accessible to businesses (especially SMEs), the Third Sector and Supported Businesses.
We are seeking to maximise outcomes and Best Value from the Supplies, Works and Services that we buy. We will focus our resources on areas which are most likely to lead to benefits such as financial savings, jobs, training and reduced carbon emissions and waste, while encouraging innovation.
Our strategy is centred on a Category Management and a more commercially focused approach, with clear accountabilities, openness and transparency.
The strategy seeks to build on progress to date, capture and build upon expertise and examples of best practice which are available within the council, locally and nationally; from the public, private and third sectors.
We will continue to review this strategy at least once every year, make changes to it if these are needed, and publish any new versions online, and we will publish in an annual report our performance in delivering it.