Responsible procurement is a process whereby organisations meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis.
This generates benefits not only for Lambeth, but also to society and the economy, while minimising damage to the environment.
Government has set out the need for greater transparency across all public bodies to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to public expenditure and is intended to help achieve better value for money. At Lambeth Council we are committed to being open and transparent with the spending on our contracts for supplies and services. Our residents and other interested people are able to see what we are spending and who we are using to supply our services.
A Spending Decisions Spreadsheet describing all council spending decisions of £500 and over can be found on this page. The spreadsheet will be published monthly and contain basic information about the total spending for the previous month with each supplier.
The Lambeth Corporate Procurement Team are responsible for publishing key procurement documents that inform our residents about procurement processes, strategy and the products and services we purchase:
- Procurement Expenditure Analysis Report: where and with whom we spend Council funds on goods, services and works
- Procurement Annual Report: annual report of the procurement activity for the previous year
- Lambeth Procurement Strategy: the Council's aims, goals and mission in procurement
- Lambeth Contract Standing Orders: our "golden rules" of procurement that are the basis of Lambeth procurement policy