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 on how they will undertake the review. 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. Chief executive Shaun Clarke said the review should begin late in September and will take about three months to complete.