Government Departments: Procurement

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to support SME to compete for tendered Government contracts.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and this Government is committed to supporting them in securing public sector contracts.

To that end, we have already streamlined our procurement processes to assist small businesses, and we continue to focus on breaking down the barriers that might deter SMEs.

We are committed to working with SMEs and our aspiration remains to spend 33% with them by the end of 2022.

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