Watford / Three Rivers - Procurement Portal

Background

The Borough of Watford is located in south-west Hertfordshire and is the most diverse as well as the liveliest district in the county. It is a compact borough with 79,700 people living in an area of just 21 square kilometres making it the most densely populated district council in England.

Three Rivers District is situated in the south-west of Hertfordshire and wraps around the Borough of Watford to the North, South and West. It also borders Buckinghamshire, the London Boroughs of Hillingdon and Harrow and the Hertfordshire Districts of Dacorum, St Albans and Hertsmere. The District covers 8,752 ha and currently has 35,451 properties, with a population of 85,500.

For detailed information, please access the web sites of both Councils.

The annual procurement spend of Three Rivers is approx £17m per annum with Watford’s at £21m.

The Procurement Portal is a shared resource and this is in tune with the development of Shared Services between the two Councils. Through Shared Services, Watford and Three Rivers Councils will be a best in class provider of HR, Finance, ICT, Revenues & Benefits services, that is recognized by all our partners and customers in Hertfordshire as consistently delivering value for money.

The shared services goal is being achieved by transforming the ways in which these services are delivered through:

  • The introduction of improved ways of working such as self service
  • Use of technology to generate efficiencies, improve processing time and improve quality of service
  • Taking a common approach to the delivery of support services and statutory transactional processes
  • Being more customer and performance focused