Public Sector: Procurement

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117657, what guidance he plans to issue to business on the improvement made to those digital procurement platforms.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

The Crown Commercial Service emails all registered suppliers with details of enhancements to Contracts Finder in advance and when they are released. Contracts Finder is also featured in our programme of presentations to SMEs and industry bodies.

As Crown Marketplace progresses past the test phase a supplier engagement strategy (which includes communications and guidance) is being developed. Crown Marketplace continues to engage closely with the supplier market including SMEs.

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