In this report we delve into our database of public sector contracts and spend to analyse the performance and strategies of the 34 'Strategic Suppliers' to government in 2018/19. Enter your details at the bottom of the page to get the full report sent directly to you.  

September 2019

This report, drawing on data published by Central Government and 133 local authorities, is the latest in our series analysing the government's Strategic Suppliers.  These 34 firms are deemed so vital they are centrally managed by the government's Cabinet Office.  In it we look at how their performance is changing - collectively and on an individual basis - and examine the diverse strategies these firms employ to survive and thrive in the public sector marketplace.

The report includes:

A comparison of public sector spend with each supplier and their subsidiaries

An analysis

Key Findings:
  • Central & Local Government spent more than £10bn with Strategic Suppliers
  • Market share declined by 15% year on year.
  • A number have a high proportion of contracts expiring in the near term
  • While Central Government is the main source of revenue for the Strategic Suppliers, Local Government appears to be under-penetrated by several of them.
  • Four Central Government departments are responsible for three-quarters of all spend with the strategic suppliers – the MoD, DfT, Home Office and DWP.

The full report delves deeper into the public sector performance of the firms, the contracts they won in 2018/19, how much the government spent on each firm and includes tips for developing your own strategy for the public sector market. Enter your details below to get it sent straight to you.