In a world where people are only too ready to moan when things go wrong, I think we should also offer praise when things go right.
The Contracts Finder Working Group would like to offer our thanks and congratulations to Andrew Bowen and the Contracts Finder team at CCS
I represent Innopsis and the Telecoms industry on the Cabinet Office SME Panel. The work of the panel is split into working groups and I chair the Contracts Finder Working Group. In this article I want to share with you some of the huge progress we are making.
We are now delighted to be able to publish the first statistics and on every item measured we can see considerable growth in usage in the first 4 months of this financial year (April to July 2017).
SME share of Government spending rose to 26.1% by 2015, or £12.1bn, and is targeted at 33% by 2020, creating substantial new opportunities for smaller telecoms and IT providers at the expense of companies such as BT, Vodafone and systems integrators.
Funding for the next round of developments of the Contracts Finder website was approved in May 2017.
We now have management information that shows a steady rise in usage by both buyers and suppliers over the last year.