Commentary

11 Local and public authorities

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5

11 Local and public authorities

11 Local and public authorities

A local authority must make standing orders for the use of competitive procedures in the award of larger contracts for the execution of works or the supply of materials1. However, a contractor is not bound to inquire whether the relevant standing orders have been complied with, and non-compliance by itself does not invalidate any contract2.

A local authority is bound by any contract entered into by a committee to which the necessary powers have been delegated3, or by any officer acting within his actual or ostensible authority4.

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