[F110 Publicity for tender specifications.S
(1)This section applies where a relevant authority make a decision in consequence of which any work is required to be carried out (whether by the authority themselves or by some other person) in accordance with a specification which has been either—
(a)prepared for the purposes of an invitation issued for the purposes of section 9(4)(a) of the 1980 Act (competitive tendering for construction and maintenance work); or
(b)made available for inspection in accordance with a notice published for the purposes of section 7(1) of the 1988 Act (competitive tendering for other functional work).
(2)Where this section applies, it shall be the duty of the authority making the decision—
(a)to make arrangements for—
(i)a copy of the specification; and
(ii)a document containing a summary of the main requirements of the specification,
to be kept available, throughout the period during which the work in question is to be carried out, for inspection by members of the public, at all reasonable hours, at the principal office of the authority; and
(b)to give such publicity to those arrangements as they think sufficient for drawing the attention of members of the public who may be interested to the fact that the specification and that document are so available.
(3)In this section “” means any body which is a local authority or development body within the meaning of Part III of the 1980 Act or a defined authority within the meaning of Part I of the 1988 Act.]
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