Cornwall forms the westernmost part of the south-west peninsula of the island of Great Britain, with a population of 536,000 (2011). Cornwall Council has developed a Responsible Procurement Policy (October 2014) which outlines its commitments to ethical sourcing, environmental sustainability and carbon management.
Cornwall Council run a Supplier Development Programme. This Programme makes use of webinar software to provide potential suppliers with information about the tender process. The Council is also currently piloting the use of webinars as part of the procurement process for events such Supplier Information Days. In 2016 Cornwall Council is launching a project into improving supplier engagement, including SPP aspects, throughout the entire contract cycle.
Cornwall Council have in the past organised and undertaken Responsible Procurement benchmarking exercises with other Local Authorities in the UK which has always provided benefit for all parties. An eProcurement module was launched in April 2016, which will be used to monitor SPP in future.