This guidance details how the Council will meet its commitments to Sustainable Procurement
The implementation of a Contract and Supplier Management (CSM) Policy in West Dunbartonshire Council will implement a consistent approach to driving value from new and existing contracts through increased supplier performance against the contractual requirements; improving supplier relationships through increased effective and efficient engagement and at the same time, supporting the social issues in procurement (SIP) This CSM Policy brings together various elements of procurement and therefore replaces the Local Procurement Policy, Sustainability Policy and the Supplier Relationship Management Policy and reflects requirements as a result of new legislation.
West Dunbartonshire Council has adopted policies, statements and charters which support the development of a positive and inclusive working environment and organisational culture where all the workforce have rights to fair treatment, respect and continuous professional development. These include:
Further, the Council will aim to fulfil the objectives above by working with potential suppliers and those in potential receipt of grants, sponsorship and other funding arrangements.
West Dunbartonshire Council has a range of start-up and growth grants available to businesses within the West Dunbartonshire area to support their growth and the creation of local jobs. Further information on the grants and support available can be accessed on the Grant and Loan page.