This PPN covers the following two consultations:
1. The European Commission has launched a consultation on the modernisation of the public procurement rules
2. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is consulting on the implementation of the Defence and Security Directive
Details of measures announced by the Minister for the Cabinet Office to promote Small Business procurement.
When purchasing software, ICT infrastructure, ICT security and other ICT goods and services, Cabinet Office recommends that Government departments should wherever possible deploy open standards in their procurement specifications.
Procurement Policy Note – Published guidance on implementing requirements for greater transparency in central Government procurement and contracting