College Procurement

New College Lanarkshire is committed to obtaining value for money in all of its procurement activities and ensuring that the procurement of goods, services and works adheres to the College’s Procurement Strategy and Financial Regulations. The Procurement Strategy, endorsed by the Senior Management Team, sets out the procurement direction of the College.

College Procurement

Procurement is based within the Finance Department of New College Lanarkshire. Procurement is responsible for supporting the College in the following activities:

  • Ensuring compliance with procurement legislation;
  • Development Tendering Policies and Procedures;
  • Increasing the College’s utilisation of collaborative agreements and contracted spend;
  • Improving engagement with suppliers including SMEs.

The College is legally required to have and maintain a Procurement Strategy as part of the requirements for the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, which provides a national legislative framework for sustainable public procurement that supports Scotland’s economic growth through improved procurement practice.

The strategy is subject to ongoing development and shall evolve in line with sectorial and national procurement initiatives.

In parallel with publication of the Procurement Strategy, New College Lanarkshire is required to publish an Annual Procurement Report which summarises procurement activities carried out during the same period.

This report covers the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 July 2018.  This report summarises the activities that have been carried out in delivering New College Lanarkshire’s organisational Procurement Strategy in this period. We are required to review our Procurement Strategy on an annual basis, prior to the commencement of our financial year, to ensure that it remains fit for purpose. We published an update to our Procurement Strategy in July 2018 and our next Annual Report will report progress against the refreshed Strategy, covering the period 1 August 2018 – 31 July 2019.

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College Contacts

If you have any questions regarding any element of Procurement within New College Lanarkshire, please direct your queries to the persons listed below.

Cheryl Spence - Procurement Manager: 0300 555 8080 Ext 4315