Ebrington goods sourced locally

Junior Minister Martina Anderson has welcomed the fact that almost 70 per cent of goods and service for the opening of Ebrington Square were sourced locally.

Ms Anderson said; “The Terms of Reference set out by Ilex for tenders for supply of goods and services for the Valentine’s Day opening of Ebrington Square ensured that successful applicants demonstrated a commitment to sourcing goods and services locally. Tenders were sought from a total of 103 suppliers and of 74 companies which tendered successfully 52 or almost 70% were from Derry.

“The successful Events Management Company based in Dromore with staff recruited from across the North was selected following a publicly advertised request for offers of interest with three applications received and assessed.

I would encourage local companies to be proactive in tendering for all public events in the city.