Supply Management highlights the key points of the Public Procurement Review Service (PPRS) Progress Report which found the top areas of complaint about public procurement from suppliers in 2019-20 were late payments and advertising of contracts. The next three biggest areas of complaint were contract awards, evaluation, and clarification of queries in the procurement process. ‘Payments’ accounted for over half (50.5%) of all closed cases in 2019-20. Proportionally, this was a significant percentage increase from 34.3% (70 cases) in 2018-19 and 13.1% (18 cases) of cases in 2017-18. Read more here.
In a previous article SM highlighted that £23.4bn of late invoices are still owed to small firms across Britain – read that here.