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Local First Policy

We are committed to ensuring that economic, environmental and social benefits are secured locally for Swale when it commissions and procures services. Measures are being developed to make sure that future tendering exercises don’t just consider the cheapest option, but also look at wider benefits where suppliers give something back to the local area. It also wants to ensure that local businesses, voluntary and community sector organisations and town and parish councils are supported and help to even out the ‘playing field’ as compared with larger non-local providers by giving local organisations the best opportunity to be successful through competitive tendering processes.  

We have developed a Local First Policy (PDF 132kb). We asked residents, to give us their views and ideas on our Local first Policy you said, we did document (PDF 32kb).

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