COVID-19 Procurement Update

COVID-19 Procurement Update

By Gavin Rimmington, Head of Public Sector

We find ourselves living in unprecedented and uncertain times and it is important that we let you know what we are doing within our procurement services team to ensure that we fully support our public sector colleagues, in relation to procurement and commercial activity.

Our team are working remotely and following government guidelines, in terms of social distancing, business travel and meetings. Whilst this means, some changes to the norm, our team is fully accessible, in position and ready to help and support.

Our teams have significant sector expertise, as well as commercial capability relating to current provision of service, use of direct awards and further competitions through our frameworks.  

We have noted the new Policy Procurement Notice which details relevant information and advice on how the public procurement regulations can be leveraged to ensure efficient response to the current unprecedented challenges. YPO frameworks provide access to a range of services and suppliers that can help with efficient commercial activity under this Policy Notice.

We want to reassure you that we are open, fully operational and are here to help with your procurement needs. You can still contact your usual category team members or email us at [email protected].

Please be assured that we will work with you and help in whatever way we can as we face these challenges together. Please do not hesitate to contact us and let us know how we can help.