COUNCIL RE­VIEW

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The Far North Dis­trict Council is seek­ing an in­de­pen­dent spe­cial­ist to un­der­take a re­view of its pro­cure­ment pro­cesses. The council has ad­ver­tised the three month au­dit na­tion­ally on the Gov­ern­ment Elec­tronic Ten­ders Ser­vice [Gets] and is ask­ing for qual­i­fied or­gan­i­sa­tions to sup­ply pro­pos­als.This fol­lows the council an­nounce­ment in June that it would con­duct an in­de­pen­dent re­view of its pro­cure­ment pro­cesses fol­low­ing a dis­pute with a lo­cal con­trac­tor that went to the High Court. Mayor John Carter says he wanted to en­sure that con­trac­tors, res­i­dents and ratepay­ers viewed the council’s pro­cure­ment pro­cesses as fair, ro­bust and trans­par­ent. The re­view should be­gin late Septem­ber and will take about three months to com­plete.

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