Some issues to consider:

  • You can’t contract out of equality obligations but you can contract into them
  • Build equality into external tenders / contracts from the start (e.g. at tender development stage) ensuring contractors will meet your equality obligations as a minimum.
  • Equality can be a criteria for selecting contractors
  • Use procurement as a tool to increase the equality provision in your organisation e.g. choose Fairtrade or local suppliers etc
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