On 1 March CLES and Manchester City Council launched ‘The Power of Procurement II: the policy and practice of Manchester City Council 10 years on’.
Some of the key achievements include:
- Direct spend through procurement into the Manchester economy has increased from 51.5% in 2008/09 to 73.6% in 2015/16; with spending across wards diversifying;
- Spend in areas of deprivation has decreased from 47.6% to 39.6% suggesting improvements in those neighbourhoods;
- Direct spend with SMEs has increased from 46.6% to 53.3%;
- Supplier re-spend back in the Manchester economy has increased from 25p in every £1 in 2008/09 to 43p in every £1 in 2015/16;
- Suppliers are delivering a wide array of economic, social and environmental impact through procurement;
Read more on the CLES website.