Manchester City Council

Progressing procurement processes and practice in Manchester

Around ten years ago, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) started undertaking work around public procurement. Our interest in procurement was three-fold. First, we wanted to understand more effectively where procurement spend went and the impact in particular it had upon local economies. Second, we wanted to shift the behaviour of procurement officers so that a wider range of factors informed the procurement decision. Third, we wanted to influence the behaviour of suppliers so that they delivered greater benefits for local economies and people through the provision of goods and services.

  • PROJECT REPORT

    The Power of Procurement II: The policy and practice of Manchester City Council

    28th February 2017
    This 2018 report describes how Manchester City Council has made their procurement practice more progressive, and the impact of thi...