Glasgow Clyde College is committed to obtaining value for money in all its procurement activities and ensuring that the procurement of goods, services and works adheres to the College's Procurement Strategy and Financial Regulations.
Tracy Elliott, Director of Finance - Tel: 0141 272 3802
having a dedicated senior management champion responsible for delivering a plan for sustainable procurement for Glasgow Clyde College linked to the achievement levels as set out in the Flexible Framework
committing to the Suppliers’ Charter
considering the whole life cost of goods and services procured
considering the environmental and social impact of goods and services in the tender process
communicating and promoting sustainability to all employees and ensuring that it is included in the tender process where appropriate
using the Public Contracts Scotland Advertising Portal for goods and services above £50,000.
The College has adopted the APUC Supply Chain Code of Conduct as part of our commitment to conducting procurement activities in a socially responsible manner, and furthermore supports wider engagement by the supply market with the APUC 'SUSTAIN' programme to assess suppliers' supply chain sustainability credentials. For further information please refer to 'Code of Conduct'.
Procurement within the College is devolved into departments, the overall remit of procurement is structured as follows:
Glasgow Clyde College is a member of Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) Ltd which is the Procurement Centre of Expertise for 62 Universities and Colleges. APUC Ltd works collaboratively with universities and colleges in setting up contracts on behalf of the Higher and Further Education Sectors in Scotland. Glasgow Clyde College makes appropriate use of these contracts. The APUC account manager dedicated to support the College is Yvonne Dalgarno.
The College also has access to the following:
Where the College requires goods, services or works that are not covered by agreements set up by the above, the College complies with the following procedure:
The College has implemented the Scottish Government's PECOS system for electronically procuring goods and services.
The service allows routine purchases to be processed electronically from requisition to payment.
The College, in conjunction with APUC, is working to develop more suppliers and details of their contracted products/services offering onto PECOS as part of the development of comprehensive contract content management available for institutional use.
Sustainable procurement is defined as 'a process whereby organisations meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis and generates benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society, the economy and the environment'.
Glasgow Clyde College is committed to achieving sustainable procurement by:
The College is in an on-going process of developing procurement procedures with all elements of the supply chain to ensure social, ethical and environmental criteria are integrated into programmes aimed at achieving best value, as stated in the College Sustainability Policy - Sustainability Test.