SMEs: Public Contracts

Part of Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons on 16th July 2020.

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Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister without Portfolio , Co-Chair, Conservative Party

We are ensuring that SMEs are awarded public procurement contracts. Last year, we spent £14.2 billion with SMEs, nearly £2 billion more than the previous year. We have gone further to help to ease the procurement process by introducing a range of measures to tackle the barriers faced by SMEs, such as simplifying pre-qualification questionnaires. We now have the opportunity to make procurement even simpler for SMEs following the end of the transition period.