Our aim is to seek value for money on all goods, works and services bought by the council.
In the procurement unit we continuously improve the procurement process to obtain the best value from the contracts we enter into and to minimise the administration costs of buying. We offer guidance, advice and support on all aspects of procurement to all council departments and we administer the council’s approved list of contractors.
The unit ensures that all procurements comply with the council’s rules and national and European Law. We control and monitor all major contracts for the procurement of goods, works and services and we promote buying from organisations which provide local employment.
Leeds City Council is committed to publishing increasing amounts of its data. This promotes openness and transparency and allows others to re-use the data. A list of current contracts can be obtained in the Leeds Data Mill by selecting the Leeds City Council Contracts Register in the External links section on this page.
The Local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber Region have a combined external spend of some £4.5 billion per annum. The Region has a single strategic procurement strategy, under the leadership of YORprocure, which aims to ensure that we have best practice procurement across the Region, are delivering tangible benefits and are promoting collaborative working with colleagues and suppliers.
A key element of our strategy is YORtender, the procurement portal for the Yorkshire and Humber Region. YORtender provides real benefits to all:
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- A single procurement approach across the Region
- A means to share, co-ordinate and collaborate on procurement exercises
- E-enabled for all to work smarter and to reduce procurement leadtimes
- Suppliers can register their capabilities and interests in opportunities
- Suppliers receive email alerts of opportunities
- Immediate access to current opportunities
To register free to promote your business capabilities and to start receiving email alerts go to www.yortender.co.uk
In the Documents section, you can find the ‘common accord’ covering adult learning funded through the Skills Funding Agency. This agreement reflects how we make sure that suppliers provide value for money, giving adults in Leeds as many high quality learning opportunities as the funding can provide.