The National Procurement Service has produced a suite of documents to be used across the Central Government Departments/Civil Service for the procurement of low to medium risk goods and services. They have also issued a contract template for goods and services for buyers and suppliers to enter into after contract award.

At 49 pages long, these template documents can seem daunting at first, but after a number of tenders suppliers should be very familiar with the format. Tender Team will be running a series of workshops and seminars on explaining how these procurement documents work.

We welcome these documents, and hope that contracting authorities begin to standardise their procurement documents over the coming months.