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The interoperability programme provides the public sector, Government-backed initiatives and business support organisations with the opportunitiy to support small businesses throughout the UK.

By publishing information regarding on your organisation’s website, you will be assisting small businesses to gain access to viable business opportunities within the public sector, while assisting to attain its objective of being the first port of call for lower-value (typically below £100,000) contract opportunities.

It is imperative that small businesses have visibility of lower-value contract opportunities to allow them to access a market which requires a wide range of products and services. The business risk presented by a downturn in the economy can be reduced for small companies if they can access a market which will ensure continued growth for their business through uncertain economic times.

If you are a government authority, business support organisation or trade association you can express an interest in joining the interoperability programme by emailing The Interoperability Manager will contact you with further information.


Central Government Partners

Central government departments are key to creating the conditions for business success and strengthening economic performance within the UK. Several central government organisations are key stakeholders of the portal and actively back the requirement for the publication of lower-value contract opportunities to ensure a degree of advertising sufficient to guarantee competition and to allow the impartiality of procurement procedures to be reviewed, thereby allowing government to adhere to best practice and benefit from cost savings.

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Local Government Partners

Local government organisations officially interoperating with are able to actively promote their organisations' best practice procurement procedures and compliance with EU legislation on the advertising of lower-value contract opportunities as well as assisting in establishing a more connected government by aligning their procurement strategies to help SMEs.

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Education and Health Authorities

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Emergency Services

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Non–Departmental Public Bodies (NDPB)

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Government Backed Initiatives

Various government initiatives have been developed to provide information, help and guidance for business enterprise within the UK. Interoperability Partnerships with contribute in establishing a more connected government.

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Business Support Organisations, Private Business Networks and Trade Associations

The support of Business Support Organisations, Private Business Networks and Trade Associations throughout the UK is essential in ensuring awareness of the amongst as wide a range of businesses as possible. Interoperability involves promotion of the benefits of to members to guarantee access to a platform where they can actively grow and sustain their business by selling to the public sector market.

Business Support Organisations and Private Networks

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Trade Associations

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