Dorset County Council

Dorset County Council is the county council of the Dorset in England, it provides the upper tier of local government below which are the district councils, and town and parish councils. Working with the community to make Dorset a better place to live, work and learn the authority provide services to schools, social care for the elderly and vulnerable, road maintenance, libraries and trading standards.

The Procurement team at Dorset County Council were previously using a contract register and had no income system which created challenges because of the lack of central information and standardized data capture and documentation. Following a presentation and overview of Target’s Accord contract management system, the team at Dorset County Council could see the benefits of adopting the system and opportunities it presented to make it fit for purpose for the authority.

Leta Chalker, Management and Information Project Manager said, “Target were able to deliver a system to provide information and data capture that we required with the opportunity to build and adapt to Dorset’s requirements. Accord have resolved issues across the expenditure and income contracts for the authority and provided us with opportunities to capture and streamline processes and procedures for the authority.

 

“Accord have resolved issues across the expenditure and income contracts for the authority and provided us with opportunities to capture and streamline processes and procedures for the authority. I would highly recommend Target’s services and development capabilities to other organisations and associates with the same issues.”

Leta Chalker, Management and Information Project Manager

She continued: “We are using the system for contract management and for the management of income sources across the whole authority. The system has improved the way information is collected and shared.  Dorset now have a single repository of contract documentation which has enabled us to review our contract management processes and ensure we are consistent in our approach. I would highly recommend Target’s services and development capabilities to other organisations and associates with the same issues.”

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