Procurement

 

As a public sector body we have a duty to consider economy, efficiency and effectiveness in everything we buy. We must also adhere to government regulations for procurement. The supplier code of conduct can be viewed here.

 

Transparency of contracts and spend information

 

Government regulations require that we are open, fair and transparent about how we buy goods and services. This enables the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account. The transparency within government document explains these commitments relating to procurement and contracting in more detail.

Suppliers and organisations looking to bid for public sector business should be aware that when a contract award is made it will be published in the public domain. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to some contracts before they are published so that we comply with existing law and protect national security and personal privacy.

Live Contracts List August 2020 see all live contracts currently used by Cafcass.

 

Procurement activities and public tenders

 

Wherever possible we work collaboratively with other public bodies, particularly with our sponsor the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), part of the Cabinet Office.

The majority of our procurement requirements are channeled through pre-existing public sector framework agreements set up by the CCS. Any requirements which are not covered by existing agreements will go through a competitive process with tenders in excess of £25,000.

We enable electronic procurement in line with UK Government guidance. We use the e-procurement portal “Pro Contract”. This can be accessed by potential suppliers to see new procurements and to complete the tender process. Please access the online portal to register your interest.

As from 1 January 2021 new high value procurements should be published on the UK government ‘Find a Tender’ service which replaces the previous Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). Current thresholds are set out in this Procurement Policy Note.

 

Prompt payment information

Publication of performance   As a public sector body Cafcass must adhere to the Procurement Policy Note 03/16: Publication of Payment Performance Statistics which states […]

Spend information

This shows Cafcass transparency returns on all financial transactions spending over £25,000. It is updated monthly.  

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