last updated: 11th February 2015

Your institution will be a significant employer and source of business within its local community. It is important that it acts to support local business, however this must be managed in such a way as not to distort competition, for example, stipulating that a local presence is necessary to a contract when in reality it is not.

There are a number of steps that can be taken to help support and develop local community suppliers:


Also see guidance issued by The West Midlands Procurement Framework for Jobs and Skills that provides guidance on how you can ensure local people benefit directly from the College's procurement activity.

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