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New Marketing List: UK Local Authorities (Councils)

parliamentThe Government, over the past few years, has been professing its intention to do more business with SMEs by encouraging more small business owners to tender for contracts and making the tendering process accessible to more businesses than ever before. Although the contracts on offer tend to be of a large scale supply of services, local authorities are free to purchase products and minor services without putting these expenses out to tender. However, according to the Federation of Small Businesses, approximately 25% of their members sold into local authorities in 2006 and in 2008 the FSB calls for more support from the Government to raise the share of contracts to small business to 30%. We are not an FSB member, but we do supply services and products to the public sector and in particular, local authorities.