Refreshing Town Centre

Conflict of interest

It is possible that project applicants, or persons connected with them (such as relatives, business partners or friends) may wish to tender for a contract being offered by the project applicant. This is not unacceptable, but the applicant will need to make sure that they conduct the transaction as openly and as transparently as possible.

If the applicant, or any person connected with them, has an interest in any of the potential bids for a contract offered:

  • the applicant should not be involved in any part of the quotation assessment process i.e., opening and selection of Preferred suppliers.
  • the applicant should consider how its procurement guidelines should be applied to ensure not only that the procedure is fair to all bidders but can be seen to be so also.
  • every stage in the procedure should be recorded formally and the records retained on file and be made available for inspection.