Progressing procurement processes and practice in Manchester

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.

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