Transforming Public Procurement

Created By:  thumbnail Guy Head
Last updated: 04 Mar 2024

The Transforming Public Procurement programme aims to improve the way public procurement is regulated in order to:

  • create a simpler and more flexible, commercial system that better meets our country’s needs while remaining compliant with our international obligations
  • open up public procurement to new entrants such as small businesses and social enterprises so that they can compete for and win more public contracts
  • embed transparency throughout the commercial lifecycle so that the spending of taxpayers’ money can be properly scrutinised.

The Procurement Bill, which will reform the existing Procurement Rules, has now received Royal Assent. You can view the new Procurement Act on the UK legislation website, and the official record of the Bill’s progress through Parliament, with all supporting documents on the Parliamentary website.

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