Sustainable Procurement

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidelines his Department gives to local authorities on sustainable procurement.

Photo of Nick Raynsford Nick Raynsford Minister of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Local and Regional Government)

The National Procurement Strategy for Local Government, jointly published by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Local Government Association (LGA) in October 2003, encourages councils to achieve better value for money through effective and innovative procurement over the next three years. Among other things, it encourages councils to build sustainability into procurement strategies, processes and contracts. The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) has published guidance on sustainability and local government procurement, aimed specifically at councils' needs in this area.

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