The Cabinet Office recently released a procurement policy note on the use of PQQs by central government departments, their executive agencies and NDPBs. Essentially, the note:
1. Prohibits the use of a full PQQ on below threshold procurements.
2. Provides that under a framework, performance bonds should be a condition of the award of the first contract under the framework (rather than a condition of being awarded the framework itself).
Now then…hands up if you currently use PAS91…