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Extracts from an article by Premises & Facilities Management Online.

“Contracts with a minimum value of £109m within the government's Estates & Infrastructure portfolio are due to expire this year, along with £565m-worth of deals within the Digital & Technology sector.

Analysis has also revealed that the government has succeeded in its aim of attracting more SMEs to work in the public sector, with an increase of 11% between 2016 and 2017 for the numbers of smaller companies becoming involved.

SME businesses now account for 62% of the 23,100 public sector contracts awarded last year, with this figure rising to 67% within the Estates & Infrastructures department.

The research, conducted by public tenders and government contracts online database Tussell, showed that every government division had increased its SME contract award numbers last year.”

Read the full article on the Premises & Facilities Management Online website.