CCS: Procurement Policy Note 01/18 on supply chain visibility

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On 10 April 2018, the Crown Commercial Service published Procurement Policy Note, Supply Chain Visibility 01/18.

This note applies to all central government departments, their executive agencies and non departmental public bodies (in scope organisations) which must apply its provisions in new procurements commencing from 1 May 2018.

For all new procurements valued above £5 million per annum commencing from 1 May 2018 which are subject to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, all in scope organisations must update their terms and conditions to include clauses requiring the successful prime supplier(s) to:

Advertise on Contracts Finder (the public sector procurement portal), subcontracting opportunities arising from that contract above a minimum subcontract threshold of £25,000; and Separately, report on how much they spend on subcontracting, and how much they spend directly with small and medium sized or voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations in the delivery of the original contract.

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