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4th July 2017

Procurement Policy Notes July 2017

PPN 01/17: Update to Transparency Principles:

The first procurement policy note (PPN) of 2017 updates and replaces PPN 13/15.

In March 2015, the Government published a set of general transparency principles that required public procurers to proactively disclose contract and related information that may previously have been withheld on grounds of commercial confidentiality. These have been clarified following feedback. PPN 01/17 requires in-scope organisations to engage in early discussions with suppliers, and in advance of any contract award, discuss the types of procurement and contract information which can be disclosed to the public, and then ensure publication of that information in an accessible format.

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