Government contracts awarded to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have risen to 40% in September 2011 compared with only 5% in January
John Collington, the Government’s chief procurement officer made this statement at the Cabinet Office conference ‘The Crown and Suppliers: A New Way of Working’. He intimated this rise would continue along with other improvements.
Francis Maude, the minister of the Cabinet Office, said: “Already in the last year we have started to see more transparency with the contracts finder website where businesses can survey everything on offer. I am particularly glad that over 1,600 contracts have been awarded to small and medium sized businesses via this route”.
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