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Simplified ‘Public Sector Contract’ cuts red tape for SMEs

The Government has launched a new, simplified Public Sector Contract designed to make it easier for businesses to apply for Government contracts.

The new contract removes duplication from the application process and streamlines procurement for companies that supply to government through Crown Commercial Service (CCS) procurement frameworks.

The move will make it easier than ever for smaller businesses, who may lack the resources to read and digest reams of complicated terms and conditions, to supply goods and services to government.

Emma Jones, Crown Representative for Small Business commented: “The new CCS contract is shorter and easier to understand and takes a more standardised approach. This should save SMEs time and money when deciding to bid for CCS deals and I welcome the approach.”

The Public Sector Contract was developed using OneTeamGov principles in partnership with Government Digital Service and Government Legal Department.

The work saw CCS’s Policy Implementation team nominated for a GO Award, celebrating excellence in public procurement.

To view the new Public Sector Contract, visit www.gov.uk/government/collections/the-public-sector-contract

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