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Corporate Procurement Unit

West Lothian Council procures supplies, services and works to an approximate value of £220 million per annum. The Corporate Procurement Unit is a support service whose principal activity is to satisfy the council's procurement needs. Based in the Civic Centre, Livingston, a team of procurement professionals are available to assist with enquiries and offer procurement guidance and advice.

The Corporate Procurement Unit (CPU) works on behalf of council services to help ensure that best value is obtained through procurement activity and that Revenue, Capital and HRA savings can be achieved.

The pdf icon Corporate Procurement Strategy 2019/20 to 2022/23 [811kb] ensures that the council is able to deliver strategic objectives aligned to and in support of the pdf icon Corporate Plan 2013-17 [3Mb] and the pdf icon Corporate Services Management Plan 2018/19 [502kb].

It is essential that orders are placed with contracted suppliers using purchase to pay systems and purchase cards. Please find attached a link to all live contracts awarded by the council: Council Contracts.

The CPU promotes sustainable procurement, including the delivery of Community Benefits and utilises electronic and collaborative procurement opportunities to achieve the council's procurement objectives.