Value of government Covid-19 contracts exceeds £4bn

Value of government Covid-19 contracts exceeds £4bn

Posted by Lloyd Johnson on 04-Jul-2020 00:00:00
This report looks at what the public sector has been buying to support its response to the pandemic. Enter your details below to download the full report, or visit our Covid-19 tracker page for the latest.

Contract awards related to Covid-19 surged past £4bn in June, with a significant number of back-dated awards published.

 

At a time of crisis, accurate and reliable real-time data matters more than ever. This is the fourth report in our monthly series tracking the impact of Covid-19 on UK public procurement. In this edition, we look at the key areas of activity, as well as taking a closer look at the roles SMEs have played in supporting the government's response to the pandemic.

Key Findings: 
  • 40% increase in number of invitiations to tender (ITTs) published last month

  • £4.3bn worth of Covid-19 response contracts published to date

  • 31% percent of award value went to SMEs, rising to 63% for the supply of PPE

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