Before you start searching for low value tenders, you will want to know about the challenges you are going to face and what you can do to make your life easier.
The events of 2020 had an impact on public procurement. We saw a dip in opportunities with the first lockdown, but as the year drew to a close, we saw a significant number of new opportunities being created.
Public sector buyers are being encouraged to reserve low value tenders for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) – making more opportunities available to them, and increasing their chances of securing work with the public sector.
In the news this week:
◆ New Epsom and St Helier hospital in Sutton given green light
◆ £228m Mottram bypass goes out to consultation
◆ £2bn Technology Services 3 framework
Our top OJEU award notices for the week:
◆ £1.3m to supply and install a floating vessel in the form of a pontoon at the Port of Ramsgate.
◆ £8.4m to develop 55 residential units in Lancashire.
◆ £1.7m to supply a variety of crime reduction products to Greater Manchester Police.
◆ 999 new notices were published across the UK between 30.10.20 & 05.11.20.
◆ In total 5152 notices were published in October, 68% of which were low-value opportunities.
In the news this week: a new PPN puts a focus on social value, £80m boost to towns across England, and £8.7m to introduce digital records and e-prescribing capabilities to seven NHS trusts.
Our top OJEU notices for the week feature a 3 year kitchen and bathroom installation contract in Birmingham, a building materials and associated services framework in Preston, and a framework for information technology services in Chester.
Our stand out PIN this week is a £670,000,000 Building Safety and Compliance Framework from Fusion 21.
This week we saw 887 notices published across the UK, with 678 of those being low value opportunities.
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