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Procurement strategy

Our procurement strategy sets out how we deal with procurement and the contribution it can make to improved service delivery. We also follow the government's prompt payment code, administered by the Office of the Small Business Commissioner.

Below are the council's most recent prompt payment statistics.

  2021 / 22 2020 / 21 2019 / 20 2018 / 19 2017 / 18
Number of invoices processed 5,298 4,629 6,163 5,864 5,614
Number of invoices paid within 30 days 5,277  (99.60%) 4,599 (99.35%) 6,158 (99.92%) 5,862 (99.97%) 5,608 (99.89%)
Number of invoices paid within 10 days 5,242  (98.94%) 4,568 (98.68%) 6,070 (98.49%) 5,799 (98.89%) 5,558 (99.00%)
Late interest payments Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil