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Cabinet Office: Coronavirus

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 66801, tabled on 30 June 2020

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the policy paper of 9 June 2020 entitled Procurement Policy Note 04/20: Recovery and Transition from COVID-19, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential merits of continuing to provide contractual relief as a result of covid-19 in line with Procurement Policy Notice 02/20, (b)(i) companies and (ii) work areas that will be affected by a change in contractual relief and (c) timetable for those changes.

Answered on

8 July 2020

As the Government moves into the next phase of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the supplier relief provisions set out in PPN 02/20 may still be appropriate and contracting authorities have the final decision on whether they deem a supplier at risk and the form of any relief.

PPN 04/20 allows Contracting Authorities to continue paying in full for services if suppliers are deemed at risk.

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Cabinet Office
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