Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
This paper seeks approval from Cabinet to
adopt the West London Alliance (WLA) low carbon procurement policy.
This has been developed collaboratively between eight boroughs, and
is intended to present a unified, high-level expectation of
suppliers for council contracts on tackling the climate emergency
across the subregion.
An accompanying low-carbon charter (‘the charter’) with suppliers has been developed for inclusion in all new tenders, and for circulation to existing suppliers to encourage them to sign up to the same principles. A low-carbon procurement toolkit (‘the toolkit’) has also been developed to support commissioning and procurement officers to adopt climate considerations into all procurement.
Adopts the West London Alliance low-carbon
Approves the inclusion of the accompanying
low-carbon charter in all future tenders as a precondition for
Approves that the charter be sent to all current
suppliers to encourage them to voluntarily agree to its
4. Approves the inclusion of climate impact considerations in the development and evaluation of all future procurements, supported by the low-carbon toolkit and other support and advice available from the climate unit and elsewhere.
Report author: Jim Cunningham
Publication date: 08/03/2022
Date of decision: 07/03/2022
Decided at meeting: 07/03/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 11/03/2022