Tenders and contracts
"Fife Council's Corporate Procurement Division aims to provide a strategic, sustainable and customer focused approach to the procurement process by ensuring that best value is continually achieved when meeting the Council's core objectives"
- Provide a professional, ethical and sustainable Corporate Procurement service to customers by adopting best practice and supporting collaborative procurement
- Continually train and develop staff to ensure best practice procurement advice is provided to customers
- Demonstrate Best Value is being achieved through contract management including the monitoring and benchmarking of contract performance
- Continually improve processes and procedures to ensure an efficient and customer focused approach to procurement
The Corporate Procurement Division is part of the Finance and Procurement Service and is responsible for purchasing some of the wide variety of goods, materials and services Fife Council need as well as offering procurement advice and best practice guidance to all Council Services.
The Corporate Procurement Division make purchases on behalf of all Fife Council Services, Schools, Residential Homes, Centres, Fire, Police, Colleges and the voluntary sector. We manage over 220 Council-wide contracts with an annual value in excess of £52m.
The Corporate Procurement Division is organised into two functions:
- Corporate Procurement
- Procurement Sourcing Team
The Corporate Procurement team is responsible for undertaking procurements, the operational management of the purchasing and supply chain functions, the development of market intelligence systems, sustainable procurement, benchmarking and e-commerce. The team also has responsibility for ensuring that a joined up view is taken of Procurement arrangements across all Council activities, helping to ensure best use of resources and that best practice is employed across the Council, whilst also identifying opportunities for further savings.
The Procurement Sourcing team can help all council Services source products/services with a value of up to £13,999 by seeking quotes, or running mini-competitions under framework agreements. The team also checks orders placed via OneWorld, Fife Council's principal system for ordering and paying for goods and services, for accounting, and for controlling and reporting financial information.