Public Sector Procurement – Recent Changes (1)
The government expects to award 25% of government contracts (by volume) to small and medium-sized enterprises.
The introduction of a standardised core pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) across central government.
The investigation of options to enable suppliers to submit standard PQQ data just once to further simplify the process for suppliers
A “Lean Review” to uncover the causes of delay in the procurement process and to suggest actions to rectify them.
Public Sector Procurement – Recent Changes (2)
The launch of a “Contracts Finder system” in March 2011. http://www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk
A focus on targeting action in those markets “where it is known small businesses are prevalent and can offer value for money” A Government gateway password is required in order to access all features on the site