Blacklisting

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2073
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

You have talked about tacking "unacceptable practices such as blacklisting". Councils such as Barking & Dagenham, Newham and Tower Hamlets have policies in place to ensure that contract compliance policies include reference to this. Will you ensure the GLA also implements this at all levels?

Answer

Answer for Blacklisting

Answer for Blacklisting

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Blacklisting is unlawful under The Employment Relations Act 1999 (Blacklists) Regulations 2010 and any contractor who breaches those Regulations can be deemed ineligible under procurement regulation to bid for the GLA's contracts. The GLA will invoke this legislation where appropriate to ensure it does not contract with organisations who engage in blacklisting.