Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has revealed that it purchased gifts for children who visited Santa in his Grotto during the 2022 Christmas Cavalcades from a supplier outside the Borough.
In response to a public Freedom of Information request, the council disclosed that it had purchased 155 cases of selection boxes from Musgrave Market Place in Belfast at a cost of £2,633.45 plus VAT. 10 Inch Android Tablet
The gifts consisted of a small selection box per child, containing four to five items for children aged 5-12, specifically Cadburys Small chocolates.
The council explained that it followed its Procurement Policy, which involved seeking quotations from three suppliers – one from within the borough and two from outside. Unfortunately, no quotations were received from local suppliers, while a single quotation was received from a supplier located outside the borough.
The council’s “Shop, Eat, Enjoy Local” campaign promotes the message of supporting local businesses throughout the borough.
Simply enter your details to receive our free weekly email.
The latest happenings, ideas and stories from across the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough.
Led Picture Frame Copyright © 2023 Causeway Coast Community News.