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Council aims to sign FM contracts with SME service providers

11 November 2019

Bolton Council has announced it intends to award its outsourced service contracts to SME businesses, preferably those based in the area.

The initiative is part of the council's Clear Sustainable Futures drive and says the move will apply to contracts including FM, estates, asset, construction and project management.

Working in partnership with construction company Robertson, which has recently a £6.5m office complex in the town, the two sides are aiming to award the contracts to SME-sized local companies and provide numerous benefits to the community, according to This is Lancashire.

Both Bolton Council and Robertson have also stated their aim in continuing to work together to achieve their objects.

Council leader David Greenhalgh described the council's diverse property portfolio, which varies from primary schools to listed buildings.

"We want contracts to go to local firms to support our local economy, so I'd urge Bolton small and medium-sized enterprises to look at the many exciting opportunities for us to work together through the Clear Sustainable Futures framework.

"Developing skills and expertise in our local businesses and boosting the areas' supply chain, are essential parts of our Bolton 2030 vision," he said.

An open day to explain more details to local firms has been scheduled for December 2 at Paderborn House, Bolton, between noon and 6pm.

The move mirrors the government's aims to see more SME companies working within the public sector, having made more efforts to attract smaller businesses over the last few years.

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