Acquiring Goods and Services

Please supply me with the following statistics for your Council for Goods and Services procurement where ‘goods’ are tangible products such as pens or computers, generally known as supplies; ‘works’ are “the construction or demolition of buildings, both residential and non-residential, repair to the fabric of these buildings, construction of roads, bridges, tunnels, and the installation of gas, electric, and plumbing services” and ‘services’ are the provision of an intangible product such as care or refuse collection, whether it is carried out internally or externally. The following payments should be INCLUDED: Goods, Services, Works, Care, other non-Local Authority public bodies (e.g. NHS, HM Courts), outside Borough schools, colleges, universities. The following payments should be EXCLUDED: foster carer payments; payments to pension funds; payments to other local authorities for placement of clients or other non-commercial activities; payments to individuals for expenses, insurance settlements, council tax refunds, NNDR refunds; Benefits payments personal budgets, transfer payments and investments.

 

By way of prior explanation, we should explain that where sums have been provided below, it has not been possible to exclude the payments described above.

 

 

The figures should cover (unless stated) the period 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017.

 

  • Council’s net revenue budget.

 

 

This information is available online at:

https://new.devon.gov.uk/finance-and-budget/budgets/

 

  • Total value of Goods and Services acquired by the council from third party suppliers.

 

 

£642 million as per 2015/16 spend analysis

 

  • The total number of invoices for goods and services paid by the council during the period 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017 whether or not the supplier was contracted to the council or the holder of a framework contract.

 

 

Devon County Council does not hold this information

  • Cost of procurement management (Total cost of procurement function (staff salaries, on-costs, share of central recharges, dedicated system costs, contracted third party support costs) for a given period). 

 

 

Please refer to the online budget referred to in question 1 above.

 

  • The total value of Goods and Services spent with suppliers whose head office/business address is in the area of the council.

 

 

DCC spent £275 million with businesses based in the area of the Council during 2015/16.

 

  • The total number of suppliers (contracted or not) that received a payment for Goods or services.

 

 

11,446 suppliers during 2015/16

 

  • Total value of goods and services acquired from third party suppliers by the council that were acquired under the terms of a contract whether arranged by the Council independently or by a collaboration with another Council or through participation in a Contract provided through a Framework.

 

 

Please refer to our response to question 2 above.

 

  • The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2017. 

 

This information is available information online at: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

 

  • The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2017 with ongoing improvement clauses (improved performance over the life of the contract or reduced pricing). 

 

 

Devon County Council does not hold this information.

 

  • The total number of contract managers named on the council contract register as at 31 March 2017.

 

 

This information is available on the Contract Register on: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

 

The information is obtained by selecting the option to exporting the register to Excel.

 

 

 

  • Total Number of Contracts awarded by the Council. 

 

 

Please refer to our response to question 8.

 

  • The total number of contracts that reached their termination date and were renewed by extension without retendering.

 

 

Devon County Council does not hold this information.

 

  • The % saving (comparing the new contracted price to the old contracted price) in the top 5 valued (Total anticipated spend over the life of the contract) contracted procurements undertaken by the council awarded during the period 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017.

 

 

Devon County Council does not hold this information.