Public Procurement Consultation

The publication by the government of the Green Paper: Transforming Public Procurement has potential implications for our members and consortia procurement. The government conducted a consultation with all members of the public sector, which closed on 10 March 2021.  Whilst we welcome potential changes to procurement processes that will provide greater value to our sector, we are also considering all advantages, disadvantages and potential implications of proposed changes on members, consortia and our supply chains.
The Government has now summarised its response to the Green Paper: Transforming Public Procurement and has elaborated its plans in this latest update which can be downloaded here
NEUPC held our own consultation with members, to form a joined up response to the proposals, and our final consultation response has been submitted to the cabinet office. Thank you to all our members who contributed to this document.
In addition, NEUPC in partnership with the other members of the UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) submitted a collaborative response on behalf of the sector, which can be found on the UKUPC website.
For further information on our response, please contact Lorraine Hayes, Head of Operational Procurement at NEUPC.