Procurement & Accounts Payable

Procurement

Procurement

The Procurement team undertakes the Council’s buying activity and ensures that UK & EU procurement regulations are upheld. Each member of the team uses a clear category management approach to savings realisation and manages an area of spend.  Working closely with the Council the team lead on the Council’s Procurement Strategy. The Procurement Service is extremely successful in realising significant savings for the Council and obtaining the best deals possible, without sacrificing quality.

They also:

  • Deliver large scale procurement projects which are advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union
  • Undertake regular spend analysis providing the Council with key management information
  • Manage procurement eTendering technology which is integrated with LBBD’s website
  • Manage the purchasing of low value orders via Oracle iProcurement
  • Work with LBBD to meet carbon reduction targets
  • Collaborate with other East London Boroughs on a variety of procurement activities
  • Manage LBBD’s three PFI schools contracts

 

Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable team are responsible for the timely processing and payment of the Council’s creditor invoices.  They ensure that the client and external supplier’s expectations are met.

They also:

  • Establish and maintain a supplier database
  • Monitor Purchase Order activity and compliance
  • Ensure that all HMRC Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) returns, payments and supplier statements are completed on time
  • Provide an invoice payment service to local schools
  • Process foster care payments
  • Process all LBBD staff expense claims
  • Publish spend analysis data
  • Investigate ways of streamlining and improving the Purchase to Pay (P2P) cycle