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At yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Council we seek quotations from a minimum of 3 suppliers for schemes where the signals are estimated to cost less than £30k, or tenders of a minimum of 4 suppliers if the value is likely to exceed £30k. This is in line with that Councils recently revised Financial Regulations. The only time we have used an EU compliant framework was when the work (multiple installations) was estimated to exceed the European threshold (somewhere around £142k I think) and the whole thing went out to OJEU.
According to our Financial Regulations the current limit for E.C. Procurement (until December 2010) for supplies and services is £139,893 and for works it’s £3,497,313. So even though they are suppliers it would have to be a monstrous signal installation to exceed £139k.