For us value for money is about spending wisely and making the best use of our resources.
Our procurement strategy allows us to make savings whenever possible through our competitive tendering process and these savings can in turn benefit the local community.
It is good practice for any contracts over a certain value to include a community benefit clause. These clauses can result in a range of economic, social or environmental benefits to the local area. Recently both Duns Junior Football Club and Duns Youth Centre have benefited in this way by having their facilities upgraded with new paintwork internally and externally.
We invite any local community group in need assistance with their project to get in touch. Youth groups such as Scouts or Guides, sports groups, clubs, societies and voluntary organisations throughout the Berwickshire area can let us know of their needs and suggestions.
Applicants will be asked to complete a short application explaining their project and what assistance is required. This will be assessed by a small panel who will decide on which groups have been successful.