We strive to provide a strategic, ethical and service driven approach to procurement. Find out about our procurement mission, strategy, and policy.
Procurement mission statement
We aim to ensure our procurement process provides RNIB with value for money, and goods and services that are of high quality.
Procurement is an integral part of our strategy, so it’s vital our process:
takes an ethical approach
provides RNIB with high quality goods and services in a timely fashion
provides RNIB value for money
enables RNIB to meet the needs of the people and groups we serve.
Our procurement vision statement
To extend the influence of procurement to all areas of RNIB, to assist with the provision of value for money goods and services that assist the organisation in achieving its objectives.
To be true to our mission of providing those goods and services of the appropriate value and quality at the lowest overall cost available and at the time needed.
We will be innovative in our approach to problem solving, and be proactive in supplying and meeting the needs of the people and groups we serve, utilising approved methods and available/new technologies.
Our procurement strategy supports our strategic objectives and ambitions. We have five strategic procurement objectives, which are:
value for money
developing and valuing our people
knowledge and information
excellent procurement service.
These strategic objectives are underpinned by our four guiding principles. To:
be close to the business
be an exemplar of best practice
enable our goals and programmes
promote diversity and corporate social responsibility.
Our procurement policy
We understand that to achieve best value, we need a procurement policy that encourages innovative service provision and delivers efficiency, effectiveness and value for money.
The key principles of our procurement policy are:
Value for money – a prime aim of the procurement process is to ensure that best Value for Money (VFM) is achieved.
Competition – procurement should be through open competition unless there are exceptional reasons.
Payment on time – suppliers must be paid on time in accordance with contractual arrangements.
Ethical standards – procurement must be undertaken to the highest ethical standards, and fairness to suppliers.
Legal aspects – contracts must be in writing, and in accordance with RNIB policy.
Environmental impact – purchasers must consider environmental impacts and aim to minimise adverse effects.