Procurement strategy update

Updates the 2017 to 2019 procurement strategy and sets out how we plan to carry out our procurement activity.


1 SME generally means a company with no more than 250 employees.

2 The third sector, which includes charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups, delivers essential services, helps to improve people’s wellbeing and contributes to economic growth. It plays a vital role in supporting communities at a local level.

3 Supported businesses generally mean those businesses for which the core purpose is the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons.

4 Under equality legislation, the protected characteristics are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.



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