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Procurement update

Cabinet Office has released four procurement policy notes in the past month. We provide links to each of these below for your information.

Procurement policy note 01/14: sharing information within government (3 February 2014)

This note explains how the government can share procurement information and how government’s rights can be protected in the event of dispute settlement agreement;

Procurement policy note 02/14: extending Mystery Shopper (7 February 2014)

Details are provided of the government’s decision to extend the Cabinet Office’s Mystery Shopper service by carrying out spot checks on procurement processes;

Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance (7 February 2014)

This note replaces Action note 06/13 (published 25 July 2013) and explains how the procurement process is to be used to promote tax compliance;

Procurement policy note 04/14: model services contract (3 March 2014)

Following the Crown Commercial Service and the Government Legal Service’s publication of revised model terms and conditions for major service contracts, this note provides guidance on how the terms and conditions should be applied (the new Model Services Contract can be found here).

If you have any queries on the above notes please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please note that this briefing is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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