Putting social value at the heart of commissioning

Local supplier participation in Manchester

Supply Management – the official media outlet of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) – have published an article about how Manchester City Council has opened up public sector commissioning to local suppliers.

“Manchester City Council (MCC) increased local engagement and participation in its contracts by reducing the size of contracts and improving visibility of tender opportunities.

Speaking to delegates at Procurex National, Paul Murphy, deputy head of corporate procurement at Manchester City Council, explained how the council implemented a policy that would break down barriers and enable SMEs to participate more in tenders.”

Read the full article here.

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