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What is the Local Government Procurement Index?

Powered by Tussell's market intelligence platform & produced in partnership with LocalGov, the Index breaks down who English authorities spent their procurement budgets with in 2022.

The Index reveals what proportion of your authority's procurement went directly to SMEs, VCSEs and locally-based suppliers, and how this compares with other authorities nationally.

To learn more about how we compiled the Index, please refer to the end of this page.

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The Index ranks 303 English local authorities by the proportion of total published direct procurement spending with SMEs/VCSEs and local businesses over the calendar year of 2022.

Local spending is defined as transactions between buyers and suppliers based in the same region (using NUTS 1 classification). SMEs are defined using the European Commission definition. VCSEs are defined as suppliers with either (a) the term 'CIC' in their name, or (b) are classed as a: Registered Charity, Charitable Organisation, Community Interest Company, Guarantee, or Non Profit Organisation.

Some English local authorities are not included in the Index because of late data publishing, or lack of data.

If you have any further questions about how we compiled the Index, please email contact@tussell.com