Public procurement

31 January 2013

This is the second session of PASC’s inquiry into public procurement. It aims to explore the views and experiences of those organisations which routinely contract with central Government and the wider public sector on the obstacles which inhibit effective public procurement. This session takes place on Tuesday 5 February in Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster.  

Particular issues to be explored may include:

  • The relationship between Government, contractors and businesses;
  • Government’s ability to communicate and engage with businesses effectively;
  • The impact of Government initiatives to increase access to contracts for small businesses


  • Kevin Craven, Chair, CBI Procurement Panel, CBI
  • Jim Bligh, Head of Public Services, CBI
  • Stephen Ratcliffe, Director, UK Contractors Group
  • Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise UK
  • James Allen, Head of Public Services and Partnerships, National Council for Voluntary Organisations
  • Mike Cherry, Policy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses

Further information

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