Latest research from the Federation of Small Businesses finds that although the UK Government has introduced many improvements to its technology procurement processes to make them more open to all organisations, small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are still awarded just 19 percent of public sector technology contracts. ITProPortal reports that while the UN considers the UK public sector’s digitisation programme to be world-leading, the barriers to SMEs to participate in the bidding process may prevent some of the best innovations to be realised. They have produced a whitepaper which makes recommendations to further improve public sector technology procurement with the aim of giving SMEs a more representative slice of the public sector technology pie. Read more here.

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