Last month, the Government published their Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper, with the goal of speeding up and simplifying procurement processes, placing value for money at their heart, and enabling innovation in public service delivery. And, while the proposals currently only apply to contracting authorities in England* – along with reserved functions in the devolved nations – the paper has the potential to transform public procurement in the years to come.
With this in mind, our research arm, BiP Inform, has just launched our inaugural survey, Transforming Public Procurement in 2021, to understand the thoughts and opinions of public sector buyers and suppliers with regards to the latest proposals.
Our study proposes to generate a snapshot of where organisations see the biggest opportunities but also identify any potential areas of concern and how collectively, this will impact on the future of procurement.
BiP Solutions are now actively engaged with the Cabinet Office in discussions regarding the Green Paper’s proposals, and the feedback from this research will support our response to the official consultation, which closes on 10 March 2021.
‘At BiP Solutions, we are acutely aware of the impact these changes could have on new and existing customers so we plan to keep everyone informed throughout 2021 via a comprehensive communications programme, which will use all channels available to us to push this important message.
The world of procurement may be changing but BiP will continue to do what we have done for the last 37 years and that is to support, advise, and guide organisations to ensure they are prepared for changes as and when they arise.’ (Grahame Steed, Content, Research and Communications Director, at BiP Solutions.)
We are now seeking contributions for our research project and have already received over 100 responses to date. If your organisation would like to contribute, please do complete our short, online questionnaire here
For all updates and announcements regarding the Green Paper and other key developments in 2021, please visit our dedicated site: www.bip-inform.com
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*The Green Paper ‘Transforming Public Procurement’ applies only to contracting authorities in England, along with reserved functions in the devolved nations. It does not apply to contracting authorities in Scotland, Wales or N. Ireland at this time, although this may change, in respect of some elements, over time.