Collaborative Procurement Board

The Collaborative Procurement Board oversees the effective procurement of some contracts on behalf of the GLA Group. It also determines the strategy for how this process works. 

What do we mean by procurement?

When we talk about procurement we mean the process of purchasing goods and services from suppliers.

The Collaborative Procurement Board is responsible for overseeing the approach to procurement in certain agreed categories where several parts of the Group are looking to purchase similar goods or services, with the aim of ensuring a joint approach and driving savings.

Which organisations make up the GLA Group?

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is a member of the GLA Group. We are joined by the following organisations in the group:

  • Transport for London (TfL)
  • London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA)
  • Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
  • London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)
  • Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)

Who's on the board?

The Collaborative Procurement Board is chaired by David Bellamy (Chief of Staff). The other members are as follows:

  • Sue Budden, Director of Finance & Contractual Services, LFEPA 
  • Siobhan Peters, Chief FInance Officer, MOPAC
  • Gerry Murphy, Deputy Chief Executive, LLDC
  • David Wylie, Chief Procurement Officer,TfL
  • Doug Wilson, Chief Finance Officer, OPDC
  • Michael Hawdon (Partner, PwC - non-voting co-opted Member)

Each member of the GLA Group is represented on the board.

Meetings and agendas

Meetings are not open to the public. However, you can access agendas, minutes and other papers for meetings of the Board. 

Agendas are usually published at least three clear working days before the meeting takes place. Summary minutes of meetings are usually published within two weeks of the date of the meeting.

Responsible Procurement

On 3 July 2017 the Mayor published a strengthened Responsible Procurement Policy, which reflects his determination to establish fair employment practices with the GLA Group’s suppliers. This is to ensure their employees receive fair pay and employment terms – including the London Living Wage. The policy also means suppliers who want to work with organisations across the GLA Group will be encouraged to support other Mayoral objectives including helping London become a more resource-efficient and resilient city, as well as working with Londoners to bring about positive changes to their communities.

The GLA Group Central Responsible Procurement Team supports the delivery of the Mayor's Responsible Procurement Policy. The team has published the Responsible Procurement Implementation Plan which sets out the ambitions and key actions that the GLA Group will prioritise to deliver the Responsible Procurement Policy. These are shared by and implemented across the Functional Bodies and cover a number of key policy areas.

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