Procurement for growth
In May 2013, the Cabinet Office published a short procurement policy note called ‘Procurement for growth: a recipe for success’. This is a checklist of practical tips for central government procurers, but there is no reason why other public authorities should not take this on board.
The aim is to use the public sector’s buying power in a way that promotes economic growth and in particular provides a level playing field for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The checklist encourages early market engagement and the use of Lean sourcing procedures to reduce time and cost. Pitfalls to avoid include using extensive selection criteria at PQQ, which prevents small firms from having their bids seen, and relying solely on financial assessment criteria at the selection stage, as this too can discriminate against SMEs, mutuals and joint ventures…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Walker Morris briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
Sign in or Register to continue reading this article
It's quick, easy and free!
It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.Register now
Why register to The Lawyer
In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.
Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.
Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.
More relevant to you
To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.
News from Walker Morris
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Walker Morris
Employment update, March 2015: Bonuses for disabled employees, e-cigarettes at work, whistleblowers and more
Latest developments that might affect your business and what you can do about them.
Jackson, Denton, Mitchell… anyone involved with civil litigation over the last two years will have heard these names repeatedly and will be aware of their importance to compliance with the new rules.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.