Tuesday, 27 January 2015 16:03

Roadmap for the future

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2015 will see the adoption of a new ‘Regional Procurement Roadmap’ for all major Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) purchasing decisions.

This new strategic approach to procurement will make the most of WSROC’s collective buying power by partnering with groups such as Local Government Procurement and neighbouring Regional Organisations of Councils (SSROC, MACROC and SHOROC).

A WSROC Procurement Steering Committee will be established early this year to govern the process at a strategic level.

The committee will be made up of representatives from WSROC’s member councils and will ensure the needs of each council, and WSROC as a whole are being met.

WSROC President Cllr Tony Hadchiti said “WSROC has always had a strong role in collective buying on behalf of its member councils, however, the new Regional Procurement Roadmap will formalise and streamline this process to ensure WSROC procurement is a financially sustainable function.”

“This is particularly important in the face of Fit for the Future and shows how councils can work together to achieve greater efficiencies and save rate-payer dollars.” he said.

The roadmap also has a strong local focus.

“It looks at practices such as social procurement. This means using Western Sydney-based contractors to boost the local economy and create jobs for our residents where possible,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

“This is just one way in which a strategic approach to procurement will assist our councils and residents. We look forward to seeing some big-picture procurement projects in the months to come,” he said.

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