SME Campaign Week at techUK
techUK explores the role of SMEs in delivering Government transformation
This week we will raise awareness of the barriers SMEs face in accessing the Public Sector market and explore the fundamental role SMEs have in the transformation and delivery of public services.
Throughout the week, we will be bringing you blogs from our members on ‘the role of SME’s in delivering Government Transformation’ and we will outline tangible steps the Government must undertake to achieve the target of 33% of Central Government spending to be with SMEs.
Government needs to ensure it has access to the best innovative technologies in the tech sector to deliver transformation and real progress has been achieved in making it easier for SMEs do business with the Public Sector. Despite this progress, techUK’s 2016 SME Survey showed that companies are still struggling to access the Public Sector market - highlighting procurement processes and terms and conditions in contracts being amongst the top barriers to entry
To promote a collaborative relationship between the tech sector and Government, and to enable Public Sector digital transformation, techUK is working closely with Government departments on a range of market engagement activity. Highlights include an opportunity to meet the Crown Commercial Service tech Directors on 30 November, where you will have the opportunity to quiz them on how SMEs can supply to the Public Sector. We will also be holding our regular Snacks & Sips GovTech networking event on 11 December.
To find out more, we have a dedicated section on our website where you can access a host of useful information to help you get a better understanding of the Public Sector tech market.
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