UK Strategic Suppliers

2023 Report

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A small number of companies do so much business with UK ministerial departments that the Cabinet Office designates them as 'Strategic Suppliers'.

To shed more light on the relationship between these crucial companies and the government, this report examines the evolving procurement market landscape in the five years from April 2018 to March 2023.

In this 6th edition of Tussell's flagship report, we see the following significant trends:

  • Overall procurement expenditure grew again in FY22/23, reaching a new record; instead of falling back after the pandemic, spending at this level is the new normal.
  • ... and much more.
  • Central Government remains the biggest spender with the Strategic Suppliers
  • 'The Challengers' - comparatively high-earning suppliers not in the group - are outperforming the Strategic Suppliers
  • The Strategic Suppliers are successfully leveraging framework agreements to win more contracts
  • ... and much more.

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Essex County Council

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Assistant Procurement Manager Essex County Council

Lincolnshire County Council (1)

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Head of Commercial Infrastructure Lincolnshire County Council

NHS Property Services

"Tussell has been instrumental in helping NHSPS to better understand the competitive landscape, procurement trends and future opportunities within the public sector."

Analyst NHS Property Services


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Improvement Strategy Advisor Local Government Association


"As a team, we are grateful for your ongoing support and look forward to working with you this year."

Procurement Team Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

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