MD1467 Approval to Establish the Pan-GLA Group Collaborative Procurement Function

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD1467
Date signed: 
31 March 2015
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

In May 2014 the Chief Finance Officers from each of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the four functional bodies convened representatives from the procurement functions of each functional body and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to lead a review of the potential to achieve greater collaboration and savings across their procurement activities.

The steering group recommended the creation of a team to provide a pan-GLA group collaborative procurement function to lead and manage categories of spend common amongst the members of the group, co-ordinated by a joint board of the participating group organisations.

In January 2015 the Mayor consulted the GLA Oversight Committee on this proposal. This Mayoral Decision paper reports the Committee’s views and makes recommendations for the creation of collaborative procurement mechanisms under section 401A of the Greater London Authority Act 1999.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice