‘Councils squeeze out small firms’

The small businesses association MKB is to take 18 local councils to court on Tuesday, claiming that they have broken the law on public tenders, reports ANP news service.

The MKB accuses councils of combining smaller orders together to create a large single order thus disqualifying its members from bidding.
Over 7,000 small firms have phoned in to a complaints line opened by the MKB in the summer claiming local councils have broken tender regulations in this way.

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