Up for award

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

ARGYLL and Bute Coun­cil’s in­clu­sion of Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fits Clauses (CBC) in the con­tracts it awards has been short­listed as a fi­nal­ist in the pres­ti­gious GO Sus­tain­able Pro­cure­ment Award – Lo­cal Au­thor­i­ties cat­e­gory.

The coun­cil’s ini­tia­tive has seen pos­i­tive so­cio-eco­nomic en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts and helped in­crease em­ploy­ment, ap­pren­tice­ships and work place­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties and other com­mu­nity ben­e­fits in­clud­ing, the use of Argyll and Bute-based con­trac­tors and sup­pli­ers, train­ing for sub-con­trac­tors, ed­u­ca­tion sup­port ini­tia­tives, com­mu­nity en­hance­ment projects and lo­cal spon­sor­ship.

Win­ners will be an­nounced in Glas­gow on Oc­to­ber 25.

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