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Labour demands to know why Covid procurement rules still in place

Policy allows firms to win multimillion-pound contracts without usual scrutiny or competition Labour has written to the government to query why emergency Covid procurement rules, under which companies were given contracts worth tens or hundreds of millions of pounds without the usual scrutiny or competition, have still not been reversed. In March last year the Cabinet Office published what is known as a procurement policy note, which said that given the emergency, “in exceptional circumstances, authorities may need to procure goods, services and works with extreme urgency and without competition”. Continue reading...

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