Cabinet Office calls on public sector to exclude failed suppliers

Public sector procurement professionals must prepare to make the most of new EU procurement rules that allow government to penalise poor suppliers, Sally Collier, government’s deputy chief procurement officer, has told CSW.

By Joshua.Chambers

03 Apr 2014

Measures that allow suppliers to be excluded from tendering if they have been penalised by government in the past for delivery failures will become law “very soon”, she said, adding: “We’re going to support every public procurer to use this and do it so that we’re not challenged.”

Welcoming the new European Commission directives, Collier said it’s not “in our interest to contract from suppliers who are poor performers.” She invited public servants to contact the Cabinet Office: “Get involved, get your people trained, and let’s make the most of the new flexibilities,” she said.

See our feature on the directives, p13


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