Government releases guidance on procurement policies

Government releases guidance on procurement policies

The government has released a Procurement Policy Note outlining supplier relief due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The government website states that this Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak.

The PPN includes information and guidance on payments, service and deliveries for contracting authorities.

The guidance note ‘Model Interim Payment Terms’ provides a set of terms that contracting authorities can use to implement PPN 02/20 in providing contractual relief to suppliers who have been affected by COVID-19.

The guidance note ‘Payments to Suppliers for Contingent Workers’ provides guidance for contracting authorities where they have contingent workers impacted by COVID-19.

Please visit the website for all the information.