The Child Protections Policy outlines our duty and responsibility to protect and safeguard children, as specified under the Children's Act 2004 (Section 11).
Firms and organisations that are awarded tenders are acting on behalf of Dover District Council and will be expected to have a Child Protection Policy in place.
The policy should be submitted to us with the Tender documentation and will be reviewed prior to the contract being awarded.
We will contact the suppliers on a regular basis to ensure compliance.
We actively encourage sustainability through procurement. Our approach to sustainable procurement means that the long-term environmental, social and economic factors must be considered by the contractor over the whole life of the contract in the drive for continuous improvement.
We encourage contractors to reduce all unnecessary waste, re-use and to recycle wherever possible.
We also welcomes new developments and innovation by contractors to reduce waste, energy and water consumption, to only use raw materials where possible from renewable resources and to support economic sustainability.
Firms and organisations that are awarded tenders are acting on behalf of Dover District Council and will be expected to comply with current equality legislation in the same manner as the Council, in both employment and service delivery.
We are committed to ensuring equality in every aspect of its service provision. We will always consider equality of opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, gender, disability, age, faith or sexual orientation, both in the delivery of our services and in the employment of staff. We will also ensure that full consideration is given to diversity, human rights and user focus as part of the delivery of all its services.
To enable us to monitor our suppliers for equality we will be contacting them at regular intervals.
We have also introduced a new section to the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) that is issued with all formal tender documents.
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