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Make public procurement real for SMEs and charities and drop the rhetoric


'If the Government and the wider public sector genuinely want more public services to be delivered through contracts by newly formed social enterprises, charities, employee co-operatives spun out from the public sector and SMEs, they need to get the message through to their procurement teams.
'All too often, procurement processes and requirements make it either impossible or extremely difficult for smaller organisations to bid.


'This is a classic case of one hand of government not being connected to the other.'


Written by John Tizard for Government Opportunities.


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