Government is open for business and wants to work with more small businesses across the UK. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of the economy. By 2020, the government plans that one third of its spend on goods and services will be with SMEs, either directly or through the supply chain.
Becoming a government supplier is a great way to make a difference to your business. Companies report an increase in their turnover, higher profits and an expansion of their workforce.
What we’re doing
We are continually listening to what you have to say and we are always trying to making improvements to make it easier for your business to supply to government.
Simpler application processes
We’re making it much easier to become a government supplier. We have listened to what SMEs have to say and made the application process quicker and easier.
Suppliers will be paid in 30 days
You’ve told us that payment and cash flow can be a problem, so we guarantee to pay all valid invoices in 30 days or less.
Listening to your concerns
And if you have a concern you’d like to raise about the procurement process or a problem with payment on a public contract you can let us know via the Mystery Shopper service, and we will investigate for you. You can even remain anonymous if you want!