Procurement rules, strategies and policies

Procurement rules, strategies and policies

Procurement rules

Whilst the strategy sets out key deliverables for the Council, these must be carried within the confines of legal rules.  There is a legislative requirement on all public bodies to comply with procurement rules and regulations that originate from the European Union and central government.  

When carrying out any form of procurement, the Council needs to consider the application of the European Union's Public Procurement Directive [2004/18/EC] which is supported by the UK's Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (explanatory note to the Regulations), which came into effect on 31 January 2006. The 2006 Regulations were amended in 2009 (Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009)

Under the Local Government Acts, the Council is required to publish a constitution which will include rules for buying works, goods and services.  These rules form part of the "common law" and at Hammersmith and Fulham they are known as Contract Standing Orders or CSOs. 

These CSOs came into effect on 27 May 2009 following a decision taken by the Council at its annual meeting.  The CSOs supplement the legal requirements set out in European Directive and the UK's Contract Regulations.

Procurement team

The Council's Procurement Team is responsible for reviewing the Council's procurement strategy, rules and policies.  The team is located within the Finance Department and may be contacted on 020 8753 2583 or if you prefer you can send an email to procurement@lbhf.gov.uk and in the title please type "Procurement Enquiry". 

If you are sending a letter please address it to the Procurement Team, Finance Department, Town Hall, King Street, London, W6 9JU.

Page last updated: 25/06/2013