Post by Fredxxx Post by Yellow Post by Fredxxx Post by harry Post by Yellow
"Labour said that because EU rules meant certain public contracts
currently had to be opened to competition from elsewhere in Europe,
Brexit could "allow public bodies to use local pounds on local jobs and
It said this would "therefore create scope for additional flexibility"
for public bodies to "require the use of local or regional suppliers
after Brexit", meaning cash could be directed "back into local
Contractors bidding for this sort of thing come from an "Approved Contractors List".
It's intended to keep cowboys out.
Any one can apply to be on the list but they are checked out first.
So, the lowest bidder has to be accepted.
No, value for money can be used as criteria, also local benefit of
creating local employment can also be a criterion.
I have seen lots of tender documents but never one that contains that.
Heard lots of bitching though from NR and LUL that EU based companies
have to be given exactly the same opportunities as UK ones or the
awarding of the contract will be challenged.
Oh dear, haven't you?
Perhaps you ask why this hasn't been followed?
Where in that document am I supposed to be looking? I have scanned it
through but cannot see anything about it being legal to make local
employment an allowable criteria when judging tenders under EU law.
I did find this though...
Further, in local government,
as in the rest of the public
sector, procurement must
be carried out in compliance
with EU directives and UK
procurement regulations (the
?EU rules?) and other legal
requirements including those
relating to staff transfers.