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Procurement regulations

National rules

Whilst there is no prescription on local authorities to tender out specific services, all Councils have a duty under Best Value legislation (introduced in April 2000) as laid down by Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1999 to fundamentally review their services.  Also to make arrangements to ensure continuous improvement, having regard to economy, efficiency and effectiveness.

Performance indicators and targets for improvement are set and published in an annual Best Value Performance Plan.  We recognise that effective procurement is at the heart of best value and the review process will ensure that we are committed to providing the best possible services to our residents.

We must also have regard for Part 2 of the Local Government Act 1998, which prohibits non-commercial considerations being taken into account when awarding contracts.

Last updated Thursday, 7th April 2016

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