The UK Government Legal Department’s (GLD) Commercial Law Group announced a new slimline Public Sector Contract to make public sector work more accessible to smaller companies (SMEs). This easier to navigate and use document gives a more user-friendly route to government work and a quicker, more streamlined way of working. The GLD has spent the past year condensing the 50,000 words of the existing Crown Commercial Service (CCS) contract terms. It now opens up to SMEs the possibility of bidding for up to £12bn of UK government contracts more easily. The new Public Sector Contract is a collaborative effort by the Government Digital Service (GDS), focusing on user research, content design and interaction design, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and the legal review of both GLD and the law firm DLA Piper. This multidisciplinary team is working to bring policy and digital together to deliver contracts – explains Gov.uk More on the website.