Crown Commercial Service
The importance of maintaining good procurement practice
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak presents an urgent and unique challenge for both commercial and non-commercial colleagues across the public and third sector.
We know that one of the challenges for our customers is ensuring that you continue to buy compliantly, in line with current procurement regulations. When buying common goods and services we would always recommend that you use our existing commercial agreements. This will ensure your procurement is compliant and that you benefit from our supplier management and pre-agreed terms, while continuing to achieve great commercial outcomes. We can support you with this through our offer of commercial support.
We’re also working with key suppliers to provide clarity on their business resilience plans, and we would encourage you to make sure you are as well to ensure resilience in your supply chain.
We also understand that your COVID-19 related requirements may be urgent, and there are thousands of suppliers who want to help – that’s why we’ve created the catalogue of supplier offers.
Whatever your procurement needs, take the time to prepare and plan accordingly. Don’t lose sight of your existing good procurement practice as it will protect you now and in the future.
Take a look at a list of our existing commercial agreements and a summary of those that have been extended or paused in response to COVID-19 to help you with this.
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