The government has published details of what it intends to procure over the next four to five years on the Contracts Finder website, in its latest bid to help SMEs as well as large companies bid for public sector opportunities, reports publicservice.co.uk. Around GBP 79 billion worth of work across sectors including construction, ICT, health and local government is to be published on the site, to help companies plan ahead.
Cabinet Office minister, Chloe Smith, said: “Publishing up-to-date information in one central place about future government needs helps UK businesses to plan, get ahead of the game and grow. We know that being transparent about opportunities available in the public sector is exactly what suppliers need to start looking at their business, investing and boosting their capabilities. This encourages suppliers of all sizes, and especially smaller suppliers, to think innovatively about how they could deliver effective government services, and promotes highly competitive bids that provide maximum value for taxpayer money.”
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