By further empowering authorities to understand procurement more fully, we can support more diverse and localised suppliers.
Local authorities face many pressing challenges: from addressing the climate emergency, to social care, security and health. The new Procurement Act builds public sector confidence and know-how, encouraging entrepreneurial approaches to shape and build markets.
Procuring innovation can deliver better, cheaper, quicker and greener outcomes and create new innovative businesses to strengthen UK plc. It can also bring diversity of thought and creativity to solve some of our problems.
Now is an opportunity to build on the progress of recent years and continue to reimagine what public procurement can do to further turn UK to competitive advantage, and be a strategic lever for growth.”