228. Local authorities.

(4)     Special Parties and Formalities

(i)     Special Parties

228.     Local authorities.

Local authorities must make standing orders in relation to contracts for the supply of goods or materials or for the execution of works1, and they may make standing orders in respect of any other contract to be made by them or on their behalf2. The contractor is not required to inquire whether the standing orders applicable to his contract have been complied with, and despite non-compliance with such orders contracts otherwise valid will have full force and effect3. A contract