Crown Commercial Service
Almost half of government digital spend now goes to SMEs
The latest figures from Digital Marketplace show that almost half of all spend went directly to small and medium-sized enterprises
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are reaping the benefits of a flourishing Digital Marketplace by accessing almost half of public sector spend on digital, data and technology services, the Minister for Implementation Oliver Dowden has announced today.
Over £1.9bn has been spent with SMEs since 2012, the equivalent of £1.35 out of every £3 spent by government.
The government has committed to levelling the playing-field for SMEs and support a more diverse supplier base. The Digital Marketplace was established to simplify the application process for accessing public sector digital contracts.
Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden, said:
This is excellent news. It’s great to see small business taking full advantage of the Digital Marketplace to help drive innovation in the public sector.
The Digital Marketplace is enabling small businesses to work in partnership with the public sector to drive the UK’s digital transformation. Small businesses are the backbone of the British economy and this government is committed to help them prosper.
Thousands of SMEs are now signed up to provide their digital, data and technology services to government, and public bodies are utilising their expertise to drive the UK’s digital transformation. In the last year alone, £1.3bn has been spent through Digital Marketplace, with £602m going to SMEs.
One example is i-movo Limited, an SME based in Southwark, who won a DWP contract through Digital Marketplace. The company now delivers an online voucher system to support benefit claimants who are not able to access their payments through the bank.
David Tymm, CEO of i-movo said:
The process of joining and winning through the Digital Marketplace is straightforward even for niche solution providers like us.
We worked in partnership with our customer to deliver a solution which supports vulnerable citizens to access government services, and which at the same time will enable us to grow our reputation and our business.
Latest News from
Crown Commercial Service
New Crown Commercial Service website29/03/2019 10:20:00
The Crown Commercial Service website has moved. This page will no longer be updated.
Seven year framework for Government and public sector development projects launched06/02/2019 13:27:00
A new funding framework has been developed to allow construction firms, small and large, the chance to bid for work on government projects over the next seven years.
Civil Service Act of Remembrance: 14 November 201823/11/2018 12:52:00
Blog posted by: Clare Moriarty, 22 November 2018 – Categories: Civil Service Leaders, Diversity and inclusion.
Webinar 27 November - How SMEs can sell to HMRC13/11/2018 16:20:00
Emma Jones will be hosting a webinar with Samantha Bloyce of HMRC.
Webinar 30 October - How to sell to the Blue Light services05/10/2018 15:08:00
Join this webinar to hear from Christopher Goodier who is national lead for the bluelight e-tendering portal and contracts database; the systems used by the majority of Police and Fire in the UK when looking for suppliers.
Webinar 23 October - DWP Test and Learn Dynamic Purchasing System04/10/2018 14:08:00
In this webinar you will hear from DWP about their new Test and Learn dynamic purchasing system. This presents opportunities for organisations, with a focus on innovation and local specialist support, to support and test the development of new approaches for employment support.
i-movo working with DWP28/08/2018 10:02:00
SME i-movo delivers an online voucher system for the DWP to support benefit claimants who are unable to use standard banking products.
Crown Commercial Service Annual Report and Accounts 2017/18 Published18/07/2018 09:20:00
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) yesterday published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2017/18, outlining a year of good progress.