CORNWALL

OVERVIEW

SPP IN CORNWALL

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.


SPP HIGHLIGHTS

    • Responsible Procurement Policy, which includes environmental and social procurement aims
    • Large amount of supplier engagement activities
    • WWF Sustainable Timber Campaign silver award (2013)

      500k

      Population

      6000

      Employees

      2014

      Date joined

      CONTACT

      David Morgan

      Senior Commercial Services Specialist

       

      WEBSITE

       

      More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

      IN ACTION

      SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

      Cornwall’s Responsible Procurement Policy is supported by a practical checklist which is completed by Procurement Officers for all contracts over £50k in value. There is also a Guidance for Suppliers document which looks to prepare the supplier market for the Council’s expectations for Responsible Business.


      SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT

      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. 


      KEEPING TRACK OF SPP

      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.

      SPP SECTORS

      TIMBER

      For many years a majority of the Council’s timber purchasing has been Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited, however this has not been monitored effectively. Since early 2012 the Council has been working closely with the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) to put these monitoring procedures in place.

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      FURTHER INFORMATION

      For further information on the activities of Cornwall visit their website:

      Website

      or email procurement@iclei.org