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Thursday 20 March 2014

Cross Borough Procurement Award

I understand that Brent has won another cross borough procurement award for the contract that includes Vale Farm.  Well done to all those involved.  It follows a previous award for the same contract.

Contracts like this involve important savings with little impact on frontline services.  In the case of the Vale Farm Sports Centre, it is easy to argue the service will be much improved despite the lower cost.  However, central government has made such savings as difficult as possible by front loading the cuts, giving minimal notice, and changing the goal posts as they go along.  They are no friends to good government.

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