Government has set out the need for greater transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account.
In April 2010, as part of the transparency agenda the Government made certain commitments with regard to procurement and contracting for central government and related bodies such as NDPBs and ALB’s. The Transparency within government document explains these commitments in more detail.
Suppliers and those organisations looking to bid for public sector business should be aware that when a contract award is made it will be published in the public domain. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to some contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing law and for the protection of national security and personal privacy.
Contracts Finder - This is where all Contracts are advertised and key documents published.
Contracts Finder Archive - This is where all contracts between Feb 11 and Feb 15 can be found.
Live opportunities - Cafcass E Procurement system where new tenders are published.
Spend Information - Publication of monthly spend over £25,000.
Payment Performance Statistics - Yearly payment performance statistics as from March 16.