Making Spend Matter

Changing Procurement - Changing Cities

19/09/2022 19/09/2022


Making Spend Matter Transfer network explores how to use spend analysis as an evidence tool to enhance the impact of procurement by public / anchor institutions in order to bring additional economic, social and environmental benefits to the local economy and its citizens. This will be achieved by transferring the Good Practice developed by Preston in this area.


April 2018 – September 2018 | Phase 1: Transfer Network development

4 December 2018 | Start of Phase 2

January 2019 – March 2019 | Transfer Planning Period: development of the Good Practice transfer, tools and training on spend analysis methodology

April 2019 – December 2020 | Transfer Learning Period: transfer of the Good Practice in partner cities, bilateral activities on the themes of Advanced Spend Analysis, SME Engagement, Social and Environmental criteria in Public Procurement.

January 2021 – May 2021 | Transfer Sharing Period: National/Regional Good Practice Transfer Events

March 2021 | Final Network Event

4 June 2021 | Project End Date