The Efficiency and Reform Group hosts a conference twice a year that brings together Board level representatives from the key suppliers to government with the client departments. This strategic dialogue both challenges industry and informs our ongoing programme of work to deliver 10-20% cost reduction within 4 years.
Resource documents in reference to the Major Projects Authority
The Cabinet Office has produced guidance to assist departments in meeting the procurement and contracting transparency requirements and ensure a consistent approach.
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.
On 14 October 2010 the Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude summarised plans to reform a large number of Public Bodies, or quangos, across government:
The review is part of the Government’s commitment to radically increase the transparency and accountability of all public services.
The Cabinet Office Business Plan includes the commitment to publish a quarterly status check of relevant public bodies until all are confirmed as fully decommissioned, beginning in January 2011
Procurement Policy Note – Published guidance on implementing requirements for greater transparency in central Government procurement and contracting
Information related to the review of the Central Office of Information (COI) including the final review and recommendations.
Monthly data for the Cabinet Office and its Arms Length Bodies on payments above £25,000 made to suppliers and grant and other recipients from 12 May 2010.