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The Procurement Act 2023
The Government website has published guidance designed to provide a high-level overview of the changes to the procurement regulations and aimed at those who have regular interactions with procurement.
Knowledge drops can be accessed here:
Knowledge Drops are designed to provide an overview of the Procurement Act 2023 for three audiences:
- contracting authorities (with accompanying fact sheets that outline specific differences for Wales, Northern Ireland, utilities, light touch, defence and security, concessions and schools)
- suppliers who deliver contracts to the UK public, utilities and defence sectors
- small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSEs)
The Procurement Act is only the start of achieving great commercial outcomes for the public sector. The Procurement Act sets the framework, but it is outstanding commercial leadership and capable suppliers which will deliver those outcomes. Contracting authorities need to take the necessary steps to ensure they are prepared and ready to utilise the Procurement Act to its full potential.
Supporting factsheets to accompany the official TPP Knowledge Drops to help build awareness and understanding regarding exemptions and the general regime can be accessed here:
A short guide for suppliers has also been published and can be accessed here: