Speech given by Francis Maude at the ‘Public Procurement Briefing 2012: Driving a culture of innovation and enterprise with SMEs’ event in March 2012.
Amount of Government business going to SMEs on track to double from £3 billion to £6 billion by the end of this financial year.
The Cabinet Office and the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) have joined forces to formally seek the services of specialist identity providers who will deliver safe and secure access to DWP services.
A new contract for Civil Service learning and development will be the first cross government contract to mandate that the majority of business is open to competition between other businesses in the supply chain.
Radical changes to public sector construction will lead to up to 20 per cent fall in costs of building schools, hospitals and roads
Highways Agency pioneers new way of paying its supply chain that will see small construction businesses working on government projects receiving payment within a few days.
The Cabinet Office has published a new, improved forward pipeline of construction projects, which allows the industry to better plan ahead and compete for business.
Francis Maude: “We want to be the most pro-business Government ever. Making the UK one of the best places in Europe to start and run a business.”
The Government has announced a radical package of measures to support business and promote growth.
A detailed implementation plan of the Government’s new ICT Strategy has been published. The plan is projected to deliver around £1.4bn of savings within the next 4 years and help deliver better public services digitally