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Council working with local suppliers

Local suppliers have a new opportunity for work thanks to Boston Borough Council. Contract procedure rules have been redrawn with a focus on provision of contracts to local firms.

To ensure adequate competition, but to maximise use of local companies, future contracts worth up to £5,000 will be awarded on the basis of one verbal quotation, using a local supplier if appropriate.

For contract values of £5,000 to £10,000 a minimum of two written quotations will be sought, one from a local supplier.

And from £10,000 to £25,000 a minimum of three written quotations will be sought, with one from a local supplier.

Local suppliers can register on Source Lincolnshire - www.sourcelincolnshire.co.uk - for email alerts for contracts in excess of £25,000.

A local supplier is defined as one who demonstrates the provision of meaningful employment opportunities to residents of the borough.