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Crown Representatives

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL14689, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the collapse of Greensill Capital, what assessment they have made of the Crown Representative programme.

Answered on

29 April 2021

Crown Representatives act as independent advisors to support the Government’s relationships with strategic suppliers. They help the Government to act as a single customer and work across departments to:

  • ensure a single and strategic view of the government’s needs is communicated to the market

  • identify areas for cost savings

  • act as a point of focus for cross-cutting supplier-related issues.

Crown Representatives cover all sectors of service provision including small and medium enterprises, voluntary sector organisations, mutually owned organisations, large suppliers and specific sectors. All Crown Representatives complete Conflict of Interest declarations every six months.

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Cabinet Office