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Government announces £70 million worth of contracts | 2 May 2012

Whitehall has revealed the details of its contract plans for the next five years, fm-world.co.uk reports.

As part of continued efforts to lower operational costs, the government has unveiled its plans to open up £70 million worth of contracts; including some regarding the supply of facilities management and property management software .

Whitehall has also announced that it is looking for print/print management, probation/offender services, construction, energy and utilities, welfare-to-work and office solutions. Combined, these are set to make up the £70 million worth of contracts the government has proposed.

Making the announcement, cabinet office minister Francis Maude explained how the government aims to be open about its long-term business needs.

Meanwhile, business secretary Vince Cable explained how the move was a sensible one as it will allow the government and British industry to adopt a strategic approach. The UK plans to spend billions of pounds on equipment and services in the coming years, he suggested, so considering future requirements now will promote business confidence in the future.

The statement, published on govtoday.co.uk, explained how the aim is to get government and industry ‘to work together to spot any skills and investment gaps so they can act to safeguard UK competitiveness and growth.

‘The government’s long-term plan to reform the way the public sector does business ramped up today as new and updated data on £70 billion of potential government contracts were published,’ it concluded.

Written by David Howells on behalf of Qube Global Software

While posted by Qube Global Software all views expressed are not necessarily those of the company. All facts are verified where possible directly by the author.

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