Council contracts on the web

BUSINESSES in Huntingdonshire which have for years been pressing the district council to give them preference in procurement of goods and services, have inched a step forward. HDC points out that it has a duty to Council Taxpayers to get the best deal and

BUSINESSES in Huntingdonshire which have for years been pressing the district council to give them preference in procurement of goods and services, have inched a step forward.

HDC points out that it has a duty to Council Taxpayers to get the best deal and cannot favour local companies just because of their location.

But it now publishes on its website a list of impending deals for which local companies can bid against all-comers.

Huntingdonshire Business Network's Terry Downing said: "After three years of lobbying HDC has finally launched a website listing projects it is seeking tenders for. All the details are there but you have to look for them on a regular basis."

INFORMATION: The information is at http//applications.huntsdc.gov.uk/Applications/contractsregister/