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24th March 2010
As announced in the March 2010 Budget, from 25th March 2010, it will be mandatory for all Government departments, agencies, non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) (and the bodies over which they have direct control) to include a contract condition requiring their contractors to pay their sub-contractors within 30 days. This action note provides guidance and an appropriate model clause to help the government implement the new requirement. The scope of this requirement covers new contracts for goods and services only.

24th March 2010 
map of the PPM, assurance and procurement landscape has been published. This map aims to bring together in an easy to navigate diagram the different stages of a programme or project and aims to portray the interdependencies between PPM and the procurement lifecycle, assurance activity (such as OGC Gateway reviews) along with risk management. The tool also highlights the need to consider Early Market Engagement activity as part of the strategic process from high level policy to a delivery programme. We have also published updated Policy to Delivery guidance.  

24th March 2010
OGC has published a guide entitled Implementing e-Tendering. This document sets out some of the benefits which can be achieved for both contracting authorities and suppliers from the effective use of electronic tendering (e-tendering) in public procurement. It also offers guidance on implementing e-tendering solutions.

24th March 2010
Transformation of public procurement will be key to securing economic growth and recovery in a tighter fiscal environment. To that end, OGC has published a set of 10 Procurement for Growth principles for Departments to use in their non-collaborative procurement activities.

1st March 2010
OGC's second public consultation on the implementation of the new Remedies Directive took place during the summer of 2009. It sought stakeholders' views on draft Regulations and some other important policy matters.

See OGC Response to the Second Remedies Consultation.

18th January 2010
Procurement Policy Note: New framework agreement for products and services from supported factories and businesses.

This Information Note gives details of a new Buying Solutions framework agreement for products and services from supported factories and businesses.

11th January 2010
Chief Secretary to the Treasury has today announced the publication of an action plan setting out how the Government will harness the £220 billion spent by the public on third party goods and services to support growth and economic recovery.

Policy Through Procurement Action Plan can be downloaded via the OGC's website.

18th December 2009 
OGC has now published comprehensive guidance on the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and Utilities Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009, which implement the new Remedies Directive. These rules include several important procedural changes to the standstill period, and new penalties for certain serious procurement rule breaches. The rule change affects all new public procurements starting on or after 20 December 2009.

The guidance can be found on the OGC's Policy and Standards Framework.

Further information

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