CCS on National Procurement Policy Statement

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Crown Commercial Service (CCS) tells us what we need to know about the UK’s National Procurement Policy Statement

The future of public procurement in the UK is being shaped even as you read this article; with changes that will reverberate for a generation.

In June, Cabinet Office published a new National Procurement Policy Statement (NPPS) setting out the strategic priorities for public procurement, and how contracting authorities can support their delivery.

The NPPS asks that all contracting authorities have due regard to a set of national strategic priorities when exercising their functions relating to procurement.

The statement puts public procurement at the centre of our economic recovery as we build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic, with common benchmarks and standards to enable continuous improvement in public procurement practice and boost the social value generated by the public sector when it buys goods and services.

At Crown Commercial Service, the UK’s largest public procurement organisation, we’re already working to implement the NPPS’s strategic priorities:

Embedding social value through our commercial agreements

Regular assessing our capabilities against commercial standards

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Source: Open Access Government

Date: 23 August