United Kingdom: Cabinet Office ‘should make procurement guidance mandatory’ for departments

24 July 2018: The Cabinet Office needs to “ensure its authority is better felt” in procurement by making its contracting guidelines mandatory for departments, MPs have said. The Public Accounts Committee said that following the collapse of contractor Carillion it is crucial that government embeds procurement best practice in departments. In a new report the committee found that current processes incentivise a focus on successful tendering, rather than ensuring the right supplier is awarded a contract.