How to approach selling materials

Many local authorities take the view that despite the fact that material is being sold (as opposed to being bought), it should follow the standard procurement procedures used when purchasing the supply of goods or services. However, in most circumstances where a local authority is engaged in the trading of material outside a collections service contract, the contract can be viewed as a ‘sale of materials contract’ rather than ‘service contract’, and therefore fall outside the OJEU procurement rules established through the European procurement directives and Public Contract Regulations 2006. 

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