HC Deb 15 November 1982 vol 32 c52W
Mr. John Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will relax the obligation of local authorities to buy goods from the lowest tenderers so that they can give wider consideration to the possibility of buying articles made in Wales.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

Although local authorities are expected to invite tenders for supply contracts, there is no requirement on them invariably to accept the lowest tender; but they have a responsibility to their ratepayers to obtain best value for money. Welsh firms should be able to tender competitively for contracts in Wales.

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