Greater transparency across all public organisations allows the public to hold public organisations and politicians to account. At Lambeth we are committed to being open and transparent with the spending on our contracts for supplies, service and works.

Our citizens and other interested people are able to see what we are spending and who we are using to supply our services.

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1. How we spend your money

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.

2. Important procurement documents

Delivering Council Outcomes Through Procurement and Commissioning 2010-2014

The years 2010-2014 have been very active in Lambeth Council's journey towards becoming a Cooperative Council. Lambeth’s commissioning and procurement professionals have played a large role in delivering the Council’s ambitions regarding enabling citizens to take control of their services. This report provides an overview of procurement and commissioning activity at Lambeth from 2010 to 2014. The project case studies show how, through the cooperative commissioning and procurement of services, the teams have responded as a united community to help establish Cooperative Council principles and deliver Lambeth's Cooperative Council Community Plan Outcomes. For more information read the full report:

3. Public procurement data

Here is procurement data required in the current local government transparency code. This information will be published on a quarterly basis.

Information on Lambeth contracts

Under the Local Government Transparency Code local authorities must publish details of any contract with a value that exceeds £5,000. Details on Lambeth contracts valued at £100,000 and greater can be found on the London Contracts Register.

You can also find a list of Council expenditure exceeding £500 and find more information about data transparency and open data at Lambeth.