We’ve started to revamp procurement policy… so what?
Part of the Reform Programme is a review of the policy and regulatory framework surrounding government procurement. But what will this review actually mean for agencies and suppliers?
The 2-3 year review will:
- review the way government procurement is regulated
- make the policy, principles and mandatory rules more understandable
- develop a single statement of good practice relevant to all agencies
- rationalise redundant or obsolete policies and explore policy options to better support business and economic development
What the review is trying to achieve
The purpose of this review is to achieve better outcomes for taxpayers, make it easier for suppliers to do business with us and support economic growth and development.
What changes can agencies and suppliers expect - and when?
The review will deliver simplified statements of practice: rationalised policy, rules, guidance & tools, in plain English, covering the full procurement life-cycle. Improvements will be delivered progressively, with incremental changes introduced each year, starting in 2011.
How will agencies and suppliers be involved?
Our practice of actively involving agencies and suppliers will continue.