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Procurement Policy Note 02/20: supplier relief due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Guidance notes on model interim payment terms

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Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Contingent workers impacted by COVID-19

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Procurement Policy Note 02/20: FAQs

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PPN 02/20: Additional guidance, FAQs and model terms for construction

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This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Contracting authorities must act now to ensure suppliers at risk are in a position to resume normal contract delivery once the outbreak is over.

The guidance note ‘Model interim payment terms’ provides a set of terms that contracting authorities can use to implement PPN 02/20 in providing contractual relief to suppliers who have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

The guidance note ‘Payments to suppliers for contingent workers’ provides guidance for contracting authorities where they have contingent workers impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) and is updated with the latest frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) - latest FAQs on PPN 02/20.

Published 20 March 2020
Last updated 25 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. We have updated the wording to reflect the changes following publication of PPN 04/20 effective from 1 July to 31 October 2020. PPN 04/20 updates and builds on provision in PPN 02/20 that expires on 30 June 2020. The changes are minor and include transition planning.

  2. Updated 'PPN 02/20: Additional guidance, FAQs and model terms for construction' to newer version.

  3. Added Procurement Policy Notice (PPN) 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID-19 - additional sector guidance for state funded schools

  4. FAQs document updated.

  5. Procurement Policy Note 02/20 on the payment of public sector suppliers during the COVID-19 outbreak is relevant until end June 2020, please be aware that the FAQs for this PPN are being regularly updated to reflect feedback received.

  6. Addition of further guidance, FAQs and model terms for construction.

  7. First published.