Failure to reform procurement risks another Carrillion-style collapse,

Extracts from an article by Kirsty Weakley, deputy news editor at Civil Society.

“The government has failed to open up public procurement to charities and social enterprises, which risks creating another Carrillion collapse, warned Social Enterprise UK today. 

Just 12 per cent of contracts deemed suitable for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations were actually won by such organisations in the first quarter of 2018, according to SEUK’s analysis of data provided by Tussell, a data aggregator.” […]

“This is the first time that SEUK and Tussell have attempted to measure the presence of community interest companies in government procurement and plan to carry out the benchmarking exercise every quarter.”

Read the full article on the Civil Society website.

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