New payment legislation has come into effect resulting in public sector suppliers and their sub-contractors paying suppliers within 30 days.
This has also been supported by the opening up of public procurement to SMEs. The old, difficult to use contracts finder has been retired and replaced by one that has been built with the SME in mind. It lists all opportunities, allows a one-off registration, has built-in alerts, allows for more specific business-type searches and notifications and standardises public sector contracts, making them accessible and understandable.
Complicated forms such as the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires for low value public sector contracts have also been abolished.
You can now see all public sector contracts and pipelines now on one website