Local Authorities (Combined Purchasing) Act, 1925

Purchases by local authorities from official contractors.

5.—(1) Any local authority requiring for the performance of their duties a supply of any commodity for which an official contractor has been appointed under this Act may send in the prescribed form and manner to an official contractor for that commodity a notification of the quantity of such commodity so required by them and thereupon such local authority and such official contractor shall be deemed to have entered into an enforceable contract to take and supply respectively the quantity so notified of such commodity at the prescribed price and in accordance with the standard of quality and conditions of supply prescribed by regulations made under this Act and in accordance with any undertaking in relation to such commodity entered into under this Act by such official contractor.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of any enactment requiring a local authority to issue advertisements, take tenders, enter into contracts, or carry out any other preliminary procedure before obtaining a supply of any commodity, a local authority may obtain, under and in accordance with the foregoing sub-section, a supply of any commodity from an official contractor for that commodity without issuing such advertisements, taking such tenders, entering into such contracts (other than such contract as is mentioned in the foregoing sub-section), or carrying out such preliminary procedure.