Updates from the SME Panel half on 16th May 2018
10th April 2018 was a big day for small businesses with a string of announcements from the Government aimed at helping SME’s win more business from the Public Sector and making it more difficult for large Business’s to support Government.
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
The UK Government is committed to achieving a target that one pound in every three of public money spent annually on goods and services will be spent with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by the end of the parliament. One of the areas under consideration for improvement is Government Framework Agreements as they relate to SMEs
The Contracts Finder platform now has more than 22,000 registered suppliers, with almost two-thirds of them small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – a 53% increase since the beginning of this year. Around 200 suppliers sign up to use the platform every week.