Procurement Policy Note 11/20: Reserving below threshold procurements
This procurement policy note set out the options that may be considered by Contracting Authorities when procuring contracts for goods, services and works with a value below the applicable thresholds.
The UK’s exit from the EU means we can exercise additional freedoms in relation to contract spend on goods, services and works contracts with a value below the applicable thresholds. This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and associated guidance on the options available to Contracting Authorities to streamline and simplify procurement under these thresholds, and also tackle economic inequality, create new businesses, jobs and skills, as well as increasing supply chain resilience, encouraging entrepreneurship, and attracting new entrants to government markets.
Last updated 3 September 2021 + show all updates
The PPN and guidance have been updated to provide additional clarification on the application of the policy for other contracting authorities, reservations by supplier location and transparency requirements. The FAQs have also been updated to reflect common questions raised by contracting authorities since the policy was published.