Council officers will put a contract out to tender for testing water in their buildings for legionella.

The IRED committee had to agree the plan instead of the usual tendering committee because the current contract will run out in the summer. Bosses wanted to make sure the new contract was in place so the work could transition smoothly.

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East Dunbartonshire Council will share the legal requirement for testing water quality and taking reasonable steps to prevent legionella from occurring.

A provisional budget of £100,000 exists for the service, according to IRED papers.

The current company doing the work can continue, but prices could fluctuate, as opposed to a fixed contract.

Councillors approved putting the contract out to tender.