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Selby Council Saves £338,000 in Bulk Buying


8:43pm 9th July 2013

Selby District Council's procurement partnership has delivered value for money to the tune of more than £330,000 over the last three years.

The authority's joint working with Scarborough and Ryedale District Councils on the buying of goods and services has brought in major cash savings. This supports the Council's commitment to deliver value for money for residents in the district.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Crane, "We already have a strong track record of working with other organisations to deliver value for money and protect the public purse as we do more, with less.

"And these figures show that by working in a smarter, more efficient way we can achieve significant savings.

"This is a very practical way we can drive down costs of the goods and services we buy-in and save taxpayers' money, without a detrimental affect on the services people receive.  It's a win-win for everyone involved."

The North Yorkshire Procurement Partnership started in 2009 and the Council's Executive has now voted to renew the deal for another three years. The increased buying power and pooling of resources means Selby District Council has saved £338,000 since 2009 on contracts including telecoms, utilities, printing, postage and stationery.

The Procurement strategy also looks at how procurement can be used to support local businesses and the area's economy, through an emphasis on giving opportunities to small and medium size companies. 

"This supports the Council's priority to be a stronger council, getting everyone working together. Working like this allows us to reduce costs, pool resources and achieve greater buying power," added Cllr Crane. "This helps our work to secure the economic recovery of our communities."

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