A new guide is available to help small and medium enterprises and sole traders to make the most of business opportunities in the public sector.
The guide was developed by the Local Government Management Agency procurement support team, working with the local government sector, to provide an easy-to-understand introduction to public procurement processes, procedures and vocabulary.
The guide helps to explain how local authorities and other public bodies purchase goods, services and works.
It aims to help SMEs and sole traders to understand what is involved in public procurement and to encourage them to engage with the many opportunities for business within local authorities and public bodies.
There are many advantages to becoming a supplier to the public sector including opportunities to tender for a range of low to high value contracts at local, regional, and national level.