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The end of the transition period provides a historic opportunity to overhaul our outdated public procurement regime. The current regimes for awarding public contracts are too restrictive, with too much red tape for buyers and suppliers alike, which results in attention being focused on the wrong activities rather than value and transparency. However, we now have an opportunity to design something that delivers for our communities and our businesses.
The Cabinet Office has developed a Green Paper, including proposals to shape the future of public procurement in this country for many years to come. The Government’s goal is to speed up and simplify our procurement processes, place value for money at their heart, and unleash opportunities for small businesses, charities and social enterprises to innovate in public service delivery.
In producing this Green Paper, the Cabinet Office has engaged with over 500 stakeholders and organisations through many hundreds of hours of discussions and workshops. This has included stakeholders from central & local government, the education and health sectors, small, medium & large businesses, the charities & social enterprises sectors, academics & procurement lawyers.
The Government also established a Procurement Transformation Advisory Panel to bring together procurement experts to discuss the opportunity for reform and how that could best be done.
The Government now wish to engage in public consultation and invite you to respond, together with any evidence that could help develop, implement and monitor the reforms’ success.
Cleaver Fulton Rankin wants to ensure that our clients and business associates’ views are considered, so we have compiled a short survey that we invite you to complete by Friday 5 March, upon reviewing the Green Paper. Our Procurement team will co-ordinate responses and submit a comprehensive report to the consultation.
Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Procurement team is here to assist you if you have any questions or comments. Please visit our Public Procurement webpage or contact Lisa Boyd, Director & Head of Procurement by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org