Information about the Crown Representatives and the strategic suppliers they work with.
These documents provide a list of the Crown Representatives and the strategic suppliers they work with. The risk management policy relating to strategic suppliers is also provided.
About Crown Representatives
The Cabinet Office introduced a new approach for how government engages with its key strategic suppliers in 2011. It introduced the ‘Crown Representative’ network to act as a focal point for particular groups of providers looking to supply to the public sector.
Crown Representatives help the government to act as a single customer. They work across departments to:
- ensure a single and strategic view of the government’s needs is communicated to the market
- identify areas for cost savings
- act as a point of focus for cross-cutting supplier-related issues
Crown Representatives cover all sectors of service provision including small and medium enterprises, voluntary sector organisations, mutually owned organisations, large suppliers and specific sectors.
The government is committed to doing business in new and innovative ways and the team of Crown Representatives is at the heart of this work and the reforms currently underway.