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Scrutiny Review of Procurement,Commissioning and Contract Management »
As part of its work programme, the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee set out to examine the Procurement, Commissioning and Contract Management arrangements in Bradford Council.
Local Procurement »
'Open for Business' is a priority for the Council - this scrutiny looked at whether procurement procedures do enough to encourage local businesses to bid for the Council's business.
Procurement - supporting a great working city »
The review focussed on using public service spending power to maximum effect and in support of the Council's priorities in the Mandate for Change.
The review focused on the issues of getting the strategy for procurement right, strengthening democratic accountability and transparency, improving the contract letting process and ensuring that there is robust contract management.
Cardiff Harbour Authority »
Within this context the of a Welsh Assembly Government review the Economy and Culture Scrutiny Committee undertook a scrutiny inquiry into Cardiff Harbour Authority.
The terms of reference being:
To investigate the impact of the wide range of functions provided by the Harbour Authority by examining:
a) Its statutory functions
b) Its non statutory functions
c) Gaining stake holder perceptions of effectiveness
d) Examining the key risks associated with the financial pressures
Council Procurement and Sandwell Businesses »
Undertaken by our Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel, this review considered what more the council could do to procure more goods and services locally and the panel talked to a group of Sandwell businesses to find out about their experiences.
On Good Terms! »
A Corporate Scrutiny Committee Working Party Report on the Use of Contractors
Contract Management and Monitoring »
Concern had been expressed by members of Broxtowe Borough Council following an apparent overspend on a contract relating to a housing new build programme in Eastwood. The contract ran into a number of difficulties during the build contract itself, resulting in a claim for reimbursement in respect of several variations over and above the details as tendered. Following these problems, the issue of contract management was identified as a topic for review.
How does the council ensure that it is delivering its Sustainable Procurement Policy? »
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council spends over £130 million a year on purchasing goods and services. As one of the largest organisations in the borough, it has considerable purchasing power both in Sandwell and the West Midlands. This procurement can
- support local businesses;
- contribute to the health and well-being of citizens; and
- have a positive impact on the environment.
Innovative Contracts »
Following the receipt of a report detailing the most commonly used contract arrangements with regard to large and major road building schemes, a Task Group was set up to investigate alternative contracting arrangements.
Procurement of Services »
A review of procurement processes within Leeds City Council, carried out by the Central and Corporate Functions Scrutiny Board.
Service Level Agreements (Review of Procedures) »
The review focuses on the development of a performance management framework that can assist local authorities to assess the value of Service Level Agreements with voluntary organisations.
Statement of Scrutiny Board (Central and Corporate Functions) - Cover Pricing »
This inquiry set out to examine whether Leeds City Council was at risk, following reports in the media of widespread 'cover pricing' or price fixing amongst some companies which may potentially tender for Council projects.
Homecare Contract Procurement Process Topic Group »
An investigation into Hertfordshire County Council's procurement process for homecare services
Norfolk: Member Involvement in County Council's Procurement Process »
The Review aims to ensure that there is a consistent approach to Member Involvement in the letting of new contracts and the monitoring of new contracts.
Hackney: Procurement »
This review intended to ensure that financial probity is maintained and that Hackney residents get value for money.
Nottinghamshire: procurement »
The Select Committee considered if the County Council would maximise value for money through the procurement process by implimenting the new 3 year procurement business plan.
Cardiff: Sustainable Procurement »
The scope of this short scrutiny inquiry was to look at the various options availableto develop the Councils approach to Sustainable Procurement.
Cardiff: the future of the harbour authority »
The inquiry consulted with a wide range of stakeholders in the Bay, undertook several visits to the Cardiff Harbour Authority and also held meetings with the following key organisations to inform their recommendations.
Derbyshire: procurement (small businesses) »
The review focussed on identifying how local small firms and the voluntary and community sector can become more successful in obtaining Derbyshire County Council contracts.
Newcastle upon Tyne: value for money in the procurement and delivery of minor works schemes »
A market testing exercise of the cost and value of minor works - small repairs and improvements such as fencing and landscaping which are provided by the Council's Neighbourhood Service's Directorate.
Sandwell: review of the Click! project »
This review looks into the reasons which led to the closure of the Click!; a high profile SRB grant aided IT project.
Ealing: clean and green »
An examination of appropriate arrangements for the award of a new Clean and Green contract, cleansing and maintenance areas not covered by the new contract and review of the implementation of recommendations from previous scrutinies of arboriculture, allotments and the Greenford Depot.
North East Derbyshire: procurement strategy »
The committee reviewed the Council's Procurement Strategy in two phases: to set the guiding principles to enable an existing working party to produce a draft strategy; and to preview the draft strategy to ensure satisfaction that those principles had been followed.