Councils “slammed” for not buying from SMEs!
posted: August 1st, 2012
A recent article published online indicated that local councils were being “slammed” for the lack of knowledge of how their procurement budgets are spent, and how little is spent on small firms.
The article focused on one council that were not the norm, and who had a very proactive approach to their procurement. This highlights the increased pressures on local authorities on engaging small businesses in their procurement strategies, as well as showing that it is possible for local councils to do more with the small local firms.
If other local councils can learn from South Tyneside Council’s methods, then there should be more success for the smaller organisations looking to break in to the public sector frameworks.
For the full article, click here.