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Equal Opportunities in Procurement

St.Helens Council developed its Procurement Equality Standard as part of its Corporate Procurement Strategy.

The Procurement Equality Standard is designed to ensure that

(a) all Council commissioning and procurement processes apply a consistent approach to giving ‘due regard’ to the
     duties of the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998, and

(b) that all external suppliers, service providers and contractors are committed to

(i) act in accordance with the duty of the Equality Act 2010, and

(ii) the objectives of the Council’s Comprehensive Equality Policy:

  • Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • dvancing Equality of Opportunity, and
  • Fostering good relations between people in a diverse community