Social clauses in tenders considered

The government is considering the use of social clauses in tenders for any new public procurement projects in a bid to create local employment.

15th September, 2012

The government is considering the use of social clauses in tenders for any new public procurement projects in a bid to create local employment.

It is a breach of EU contract law to include specific measures in a contract which stipulate that local people should be hired for the work. However, social clauses, which refer to social and labour standards that contractors have to fulfil in order to tender for public contracts, are becoming more...

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