Coun­cil boost for Ar­gyll busi­nesses

The Oban Times - - News -

A THIRD of Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil con­tracts were awarded to lo­cal busi­nesses last year, amount­ing to 67 over­all.

The coun­cil’s pro­cure­ment prac­tices were also awarded a top rat­ing by the Scot­tish Govern­ment.

‘ This is a time of un­prece­dented chal­lenge for lo­cal govern­ment fi­nances,’ coun­cil leader Dick Walsh said. ‘ This is a real vote of con­fi­dence in the im­por­tant work our pro­cure­ment team does. Their role is to buy goods and ser­vices for the coun­cil, nav­i­gat­ing of­ten tricky le­gal path­ways, and in do­ing so sup­port lo­cal busi­nesses and en­sure best value for the public purse.

‘ They con­tinue to save the coun­cil money wher­ever pos­si­ble, money that can then be used for front­line ser­vices.’

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