Government Departments: Procurement

(asked on 12th November 2020) - View Source

Question to the Leader of the House:

To ask the Leader of the House, with reference to his oral contribution of 12 November 2020, when the Government plans to issue new procurement guidelines for Government departments and public bodies.

Answered by
Jacob Rees-Mogg Portrait
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
This question was answered on 17th November 2020

Procurement guidelines are a matter for the Cabinet Office.

The UK’s exit from the EU offers us a huge opportunity to reform public procurement so that it better meets the needs of the country. Following extensive engagement, the Government has developed a package of proposals to reform the UK's procurement regulations. Our aim is to create simpler, less bureaucratic processes for our businesses, and better commercial outcomes for our public bodies; all while continuing to comply with our international obligations. We plan to publish our proposals soon and bring forward legislation when Parliamentary time allows.

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