Value for Money (VfM)
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While cost will always be an important measure, VfM also takes account of the mix of quality, resource use, fitness for purpose, timeliness and convenience of a product or service to judge whether or not, when taken together, good value has been achieved.

For the benefit of our students and the wider community Solihull College strives to deliver and continually improve VfM in everything we do.


The Role of Procurement
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Procurement provides specialist support in all purchasing activities at the College to ensure we deliver and can demonstrate;
VfM on all purchases of goods, services, works, and lease agreements;
Robust management of public and other funds through fair, auditable, transparent processes;
Compliance to public procurement regulations in accordance with EU and UK legislation*
Support of the local economy by, wherever possible utilising the provisions of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2012/3/enacted

*EU Procurement Regulations require the College to tender via OJEU all requirements for Goods, Services and Works where expenditure exceeds EU thresholds. Details of current thresholds can be found using this link: http://www.ojec.com/Threshholds.aspx


Current Opportunities
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Solihull College has approved suppliers for most regular purchases.

All new requirements are advertised and tendered via the In-Tend Electronic Tendering System. This system allows you easier access to all forthcoming opportunities, offers increased security and auditability and reduces the tendering costs associated with printing and postage.

Suppliers who would like to express an interest in working with Solihull College can register on In-Tend free of charge using: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/fe/aspx/Home

You can also view our Supply-Chain Fees and Charges Policy

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Payment
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The College will make payment 30 days after the goods/services are delivered or a valid invoice is received (whichever is the later).

Invoices must bear a valid College purchase order number in order for payment to be processed. The College will not pay or accept any liability for invoices submitted not in accordance with these instructions.

Contact

For all contract or general purchasing queries please contact; procurement@solihull.ac.uk


Subcontracting
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Please view our sub contracting information by following the link below:

Subcontracted Delivery 2016-16, 2014-15 and 2013-14.

You can also view our Supply-Chain Fees and Charges Policy.

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