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Compulsory competitive tendering in Northern Ireland local government.

C. Knox

Compulsory competitive tendering in Northern Ireland local government.

by C. Knox

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Published by University of Ulster,Department of Public Administration and Legal Studies in Jordanstown .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesUlster papers in public policy and management -- no.10
ContributionsUniversity of Ulster. Department of Public Administration and Legal Studies.
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Open LibraryOL21720498M

Calculation of the National Costs and Savings of Compulsory Competitive Tendering Produced as a supplement to the Full Report The Gender Impact of CCT in Local Government, this paper focuses on the public costs of CCT and provides a detailed analysis of the costs and savings of CCT using published government sources. I declare my registered interest as a member of Stirling Council.. I thank Eugene Windsor, the clerk to the Local Government Committee, and his staff, for guiding us through the Local Government in Scotland Bill in their usual efficient manner.. As local government spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives, I will try to wake the press up and liven the debate up a bit.

Welcome to the eTenders procurement website. In response to the developing situation around the spread, containment and control of Covid (Coronavirus) the Office of Government Procurement has developed guidance to assist procurement practitioners who are urgently trying to acquire essential goods and/or services.   Compulsory competitive tendering in Northern Ireland local government: The end of round one. Colin Knox et al. Local Government Studies. Vol - Issue 4 Published online: 2 Jan Article. The impact on local authority leisure provision of compulsory competitive tendering, financial cuts and changing attitudes. Geoff Nichols et.

to adhere to local or national government regulations and bureaucratic procedures, whether it will be advertised internationally, regionally or nationally and the scope of works. A tender for one small dam could be advertised nationally and potential tenderers given 6 to 8 weeks to respond, including site visits and collection of docu-ments. government spend, what they buy, who their suppliers are and how they structure contracts. The public sector has always bought from the private sector. But the introduction of compulsory competitive tendering in the s led to a significant expansion of private contracting. Large parts of government began to outsource substantial.


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Compulsory competitive tendering in Northern Ireland local government by C. Knox Download PDF EPUB FB2

Compulsory competitive tendering (CCT) will become a reality in Northern Ireland's 26 local authorities in despite local cross-party opposition to the proposals.

That such legislation, informed by conservative principles of privatization, would finally permeate the relatively small scale forum of Northern Ireland local government was considered both unlikely and : C. Knox, J. Sugden.

A central feature of this policy was the introduction of compulsory competitive tendering (CCT). CCT was initially confined to blue collar services but, by means of the Local Government Actit was extended to white collar, professional services, including financial by: 9.

Compulsory competitive tendering (CCT) was one of the key privatisation measures of the Conservative governments ofwhich brought much insecurity into the lives of those who provided services to local authorities.

Much to the joy of local authority workers and trade unions, in June the new Labour Government announced that the rules on CCT would be changed after a. Through the Local Government Planning and Land Act () and the Local Government Act (), local authorities have been re-quired to subject more and more of their services to competitive tendering.

Services identified for this compulsory competitive ten-dering (CCT) may be carried out by a local authority’s own em. One of the most significant developments affecting local government in the past fifteen years has been the imposition of compulsory competitive tendering.

Initially compulsory competitive tendering (CCT), as imposed by the local Government, Planning and Land Actonly affected the ability of local authorities to perform construction and maintenance work via their Direct Labour Organisations. 1 Compulsory competitive tendering: local authorities S.

In section 2(10) of the Local Government Act (c.9) (which empowers the Scottish Ministers to modify that Act’s competition provisions in their application to local authorities, but only up to 31 December ), the words “being a date not later than 31 December ," are repealed.

Councils in Northern Ireland are looking forward to consigning the hated compulsory competitive tendering (CCT) regime to the scrapheap.

They are at last getting the opportunity thanks to a. Compulsory competitive tendering in Northern Ireland local government: The end of round one. Local authorities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have also explored alternative approaches to service delivery. The legal situation is similar Following the introduction of compulsory competitive tendering in the Local Government Actauthorities were legally required to open Reductions to local government funding during.

In a nutshell, that meant that council funding of books, plays, leaflets, films or any other material showing gay relationships as normal was banned. The Local Government Act also introduced other things such as compulsory competitive tendering by councils for their services.

Northern Ireland has a central website for advertising and responding to public sector tenders – eTendersNI. Various other websites exist for public sector tenders outside of Northern Ireland. Invest Northern Ireland also provide a tender alert service, which covers public sector tenders across all.

The Government’s alternative to the old Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) system. A joint Committee of Local Authorities and operates within the Local Government (Goods & Services) Act Used in the European Union for statistical purposes. e.g. Northern Ireland is one of 12 “NUTS 1” areas in the UK.

Competitive tendering became increasingly common in the UK in the s, when it was seen as a way of making public organisations open themselves up to bids from a number of different firms.

This was intended to increase transparency, drive down costs, and improve the efficiency of state-funded organisations such as central and local. The equal opportunities commission (EOC) in Northern Ireland found a "minimal" consideration of equal opportunity issues in the competitive tendering.

Competitive tendering is a system introduced in the UK during the s to force publicly run organisations to request bids from a number of different firms for contracts to supply goods or services. The aim was to drive costs down and improve the efficiency of state funded organisations, including central and local government departments.

a power of well-being to enable local authorities to work in a more innovative and creative way in responding to the needs of their communities; and.

a vehicle to progress a number of miscellaneous provisions which relate to local government matters. The Act is in the following parts: Part 1: Best Value and Accountability.

Part 2: Community. Following the introduction of compulsory competitive tendering in the Local Government Actauthorities were legally required to open many of their services to competitive tender.

This requirement was replaced by the “Best Value” regime under the Local Government Actsince when many forms of alternative service provision have. Between andlocal authorities in the UK were required by the Local Government, Planning and Land Actand later by the Local Government Acts of and to demonstrate competitiveness in procurement through a statutory Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) procedure regulated by the Secretary of State.

LEGAL proceedings have been started against the UK government over the awarding of £ million PPE contracts to a Co Antrim sweet wholesaler "seemingly without advertising or competitive. Respond to advertised tenders by collecting the tender document from your local government office.

Only completed original forms are accepted. Late submissions are not accepted. There are registered Tender Advice Centres (TAC) nationally, but small companies can contact the Small Enterprise Development Agency on for information.

Exercise Books and Drawing Supplies for schools as detailed in Attachment 3 of the tender documents. This is a framework arrangement for the schools and other educational establishments in Northern Ireland to use for the purchase of exercise books and drawing supplies from two suppliers during the period of the framework.

Helen Sage reports Local government lawyers have breathed a sigh of relief over the Labour party’s promise to abolish compulsory competitive tendering (CCT) but say the replacement Best Value scheme will still be a severe test for any legal department.

Northern Ireland – economic recovery in challenging times.Local government and urban politics. England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, discussion - single-tier or two-tier?; the services provided by local government - the development of local government services, the distribution of services, the present position, discussion - compulsory competitive tendering;internal organization - the Maud.