In March EAP submitted its response to the UK’s Green Paper on Transforming Public Procurement which sets out plans to speed up and simplify our procurement processes, provide value for money and opportunities for small businesses, charities and social enterprises.
As outlined within the submission we broadly welcome the aspiration and approach of many of the proposed changes to the UK public procurement regulatory environment. As a small charity, we have often found it difficult to bid for public contracts and may potentially benefit from a more flexible regime. However, it is important that there are safeguards in place to manage the risks that this can create. In line with this our response details what can be done to ensure greater infrastructure transparency and accountability across the entire project cycle.