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Bromley Council making £50k contracts accessible to local firms
LOCAL firms have a better chance of competing for Bromley Council contracts thanks to its new approach to how it buys goods and services.
The council says it cannot restrict itself to just dealing with businesses based in the borough because it needs to get the most value for money.
But under its new approach to how it buys goods and services council staff will get one quote out of three from a local firm for contracts worth up to £50k.
A Bromley Council spokesman said: “We have a reputation for managing every penny wisely, of purchasing quality services for the people of Bromley.
“This must remain at the heart of our contracting activity.
“However, by giving local firms the maximum opportunities to compete for our business we can target the council’s spending to realise economic, social and environmental benefits for the whole Bromley community.”