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On 11 February 2011 the Government announced a package of reforms designed to open up the public sector marketplace and enable Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) to compete for public sector contracts with greater support. As part of this initiative, government departments will set out the actions they will take to increase the level of engagement with SMEs and remove obstacles that can make government procurement challenging for smaller businesses.
In 2009-10, HM Treasury spent £117.5m for goods and services procured from a wide range of suppliers, 32% of with organisations defined as SMEs. Building on this success and in order to provide further support for SMEs in competing for public sector contracts, live opportunities with the Department and its agencies on the Government’s Contracts Finder website (external website, opens in a new window).
In addition, HM Treasury Group will:
The HM Treasury Action Plan will be reviewed in September 11 and January 12 and every three months thereafter, to incorporate feedback received and to ensure that its objectives remain in line with Government policy.
Any enquiries regarding the content of this action plan should be sent to: GroupCommercial@hmtreasury.gsi.gov.uk