Corporate Governance Framework
Our corporate governance framework sets out the necessary responsibilities and procedures that guarantee we operate properly.
3 - Procurement
3.1. The Gambling Commission must comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) in its procurement activity. Further, as a Central Government Authority as set out at Schedule 1 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (opens in new tab), the Gambling Commission is subject to certain thresholds when tendering for a procurement opportunity, as detailed in Procurement Policy Note - Reforms to make public procurement more accessible to SMEs (Information Note 03/15) and OJEC thresholds (opens in new tab).
3.2. The Gambling Commission shall:
- acquire goods and services through fair and open competition, using LEAN methodology where appropriate, delivering value for money through procurement, and operating in line with European law, including restrictions on state aids and current best practice, inclusive of open procurements for requirements under £100,000 where appropriate and restricted use of Pre-Qualification Questionnaires
- comply with current requirements on additional spend controls, delegated authorities and authorisations on procurement and leases as notified to them by the Department
- support collaborative procurement and commercial efforts across DCMS and its family of other ALBs.
3.3. The Gambling Commission will be required to provide an annual return outlining its efficiency plans, as well as projected and actual savings.
Last updated: 27 February 2023
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