With recent global, politically disruptive events such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, there were already enough question marks floating around about what it would all mean for UK public sector procurement.
So now with the added and unexpected complexity of the 2017 General Election in just one week’s time, procurement professionals and suppliers may be wondering what changes procurement may face 12 months down the line.
At Millstream, we have taken a look at each of the main party’s manifestos to see what mention there is of procurement, and also if there are any major policies that might impact the sector. NOTE: Text in italics is lifted directly from the manifestos.
So there you have it – Labour and UKIP have produced definitive actions regarding procurement which would have significant impacts on how the public sector procure goods, services and works. The other parties, focusing their messages on encouraging SMEs and localised spend.
Whatever your choice on 8th June, it is good to know how your vote might influence your job or your business.
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