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Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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12 F2Contracts of [F1the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board] .N.I.

(1)Subject to the succeeding provisions of this section a local authority may enter into contracts necessary for the discharge of any of their functions.

(2)All contracts made by a local authority or by a committee thereof shall be made in accordance with the standing orders of the local authority and in the case of contracts for the supply of goods or materials or for the execution of works, the standing orders shall—

(a)require that, except as otherwise provided by or under the standing orders, notice of the intention of the authority or a committee of the authority to enter into the contract shall be published and tenders invited; and

(b)regulate the manner in which such notice shall be published and tenders invited.

(3)A person entering into a contract with a local authority shall not be bound to inquire whether the standing orders of the authority which apply to the contract have been complied with, and all contracts entered into by a local authority, if otherwise valid, shall, notwithstanding that the standing orders applicable thereto have not been complied with, have full force and effect.

Subs.(4) rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/285

(5)Where any part of the expenditure to be incurred by a local authority on foot of any contract proposed to be entered into by them would fall to be defrayed by way of a grant from public funds other than the General Exchequer Contribution payable to or for the benefit of the authority under the Local Government (Finance) Acts (Northern Ireland) 1929 to 1958, the Ministry by whom payment of such grant would be made or recommended may issue directions, either generally or in a particular case or cases, that the authority shall not enter into the contract otherwise than by acceptance of a tender submitted after public notice inviting tenders has been duly given, without first obtaining the written approval of that Ministry; and where any such direction has been issued it shall be the duty of the authority to give effect thereto.

Subs.(6) rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/285

F3[(7)In this section the words “local authority” shall be construed as meaning [F4the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board].]

13Sealing of contracts, etc. by new town commissions.N.I.

  • Subs.(1)(2) rep. by 1972 c.9 (NI)

  • Subs.(3) rep. by 1976 NI 21

(4)Nothing in this section shall be taken as preventing a contract or instrument from being made or executed under seal …F5 by or on behalf of a new town commission.

Ss. 14,15 rep. (from 1.5.1981) by 1972 NI 10; SR 1981/96

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