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.
Collaborative Procurement Board
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 Commissioner (LFC)
- 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 GLA and each of the GLA Group organisations nominate a Representative to join the Collaborative Procurement Board. These Representatives currently comprise:
• Martin Clarke, Executive Director - Resources, GLA
• Sue Budden, Director of Corporate Services, LFC
• Gerry Murphy, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer, LLDC
• Siobhan Peters, Interim Chief Executive, MOPAC
• Jasbir Sandhu, Interim Chief Finance Officer, OPDC
• David Andrews, Head of Commercial, Corporate Services, TfL
In accordance with the Board’s governance documents, which were updated in autumn 2019, the Chair and Deputy Chair are decided by the Board. The Board will undertake these votes at its meeting on 20 November 2019.
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.
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.