Hertsmere Borough Council has changed its contract procedure rules to ensure local suppliers get a good opportunity to quote for services. 

The council agreed the changes at a full council meeting. It means that for procurements of less than £20,000, the council will invite quotations from local suppliers wherever possible.

The purpose of these procedure rules is to ensure that any procurement process for services, works or goods achieves best value and is transparent, open and fair making it possible for all decisions to be audited satisfactorily.