Collaborative procurement is visible at a senior level across North East local government and is reported to both the Regional Leaders & Elected Mayors and the Chief Executives Group.
In addition, an Elected Member from each member authority sits on the Collaborative Procurement Sub-Committee, with the remit of providing strategic direction and advice.
Directors of Resources advise the Collaborative Procurement Sub-Committee on the delivery of the regional work programme, performance management and future opportunities.
Collaboration North East (Heads of Procurement from Member Authorities) advise the Directors of Resources on strategic procurement matters, create the regional work programme and identify new collaborative opportunities.
Our Stakeholder Engagement Group is made up of representatives from the business community and reports into the Collaborative Procurement Sub-Committee. The group focuses on maximising the economic and social benefits of our procurement practices and procedures.
NEPO uses a Hub & Spoke model which refers to whether a solution is led by the Hub (NEPO) or a Spoke (Member Authority). The model is underpinned by a Gateway Process which reviews projects at key points to achieve consistency and assure quality.