Selling to the council – standards of conduct
The councils are committed to countering fraud and corruption especially when it comes buying goods and services.
This means we use effective business systems, practices, and control arrangements, specifically the Procurement Strategy and Procurement Policies and Procedures.
Council staff should also follow the Employees’ Code of Conduct, which applies to all procurement and especially the sections on relationships with contractors, personal interests, equalities, separation of roles in procuring/tendering, use of financial resources, gifts, and hospitality.
And finally, they should follow anti-fraud and anti-corruption policy and process.
Standard of conduct
The highest standards of conduct must be observed by all employees engaged in procurement activity. In their dealings they must preserve the highest standards of honesty, integrity, impartiality, and objectivity and comply with this strategy, the procurement process and policies.
All procurement activity undertaken by employees must be conducted in a fair, objective, reasonable and transparent manner. This is monitored regularly by the Internal Audit Team.
The council’s procurement strategy and procurement procedures follow the National Procurement Policy Statement, the National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England 2018; The Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 and the Modern Slavery Act 2015.