London Councils, in conjunction with London Procurement Strategy Board (LPSB) and London Heads of Procurement Network (LHOPN), have responded to recent Government procurement consultations.
Our responses provide information on how London boroughs are developing more strategic and collaborative approaches to key areas of spend across London's local government.
With an annual spend of £230bn; public sector procurement has the potential to create significant business and growth opportunities through increased participation for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs’), as well as improving the public sector’s access to SMEs’ creativity and innovation.
The Government's consultation describes the single market principles which suppliers should expect when doing business with the public sector.
London, as the largest region in third party spend terms, submitted a response to this ensuring that its views were incorporated into the broader local government response.