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Government Makes Tendering Process Easier

The complexity and length of the tendering process for government contracts has for many years operated as a significant deterrent for small businesses that might otherwise wish to compete for lucrative public sector contracts.

Recognising this issue, the Crown Commercial Service has issued simplified tender packs, which are intended to make it easier for small and medium-sized businesses to bid for such contracts, and has redesigned the packs so that they contain only terms and conditions which are relevant to the goods or services being tendered.

The Government's website contains further information. You can also view the current procurement pipeline.

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