Procurement (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 15th July 2019.

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What makes a good procurement policy for London’s businesses?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The GLA Group spends around £11billion on its procurement activities every year. The scale and diversity of our buying power presents considerable opportunities for effective partnership working, to achieve value for money and encourage innovative approaches.

I've pledged to be London's most pro-business Mayor ever and this means offering better access to business opportunities through the GLA Group’s procurement processes, such as opportunities for SME builders through developments on GLA and other publicly owned sites.

This forms a key element of my Responsible Procurement Policy and through implementation of this policy will deliver innovative approaches to break down barriers that restrict SMEs, community sector organisations and underrepresented groups from entering our supply chain.