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.